The Greatest: The Haile Gebreselassie Story by Jim Denison

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 The Greatest: The Haile Gebreselassie Story by Jim Denison

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Biography of the era's greatest distance runner, detailing his achievements on the track and road, and at home in Ethiopia.

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5 user reviews of The Greatest: The Haile Gebreselassie Story by Jim Denison See all

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Halie Gebreselassie is one of my idols, even met him once at a race. This book follows Gebreselassie`s life from growing up in poverty and the hard work that has made him one of the greatest athletes in distanc Continue reading...
truely poor very little about the man where he come from etc.i thought haile ran marathons as well as track ,just not mentioned Continue reading...
Didn't rate this book, seemed to be based on maybe three or four meetings with Haille and being at a couple of press conferences. Very little about the man, his running background. Nothing about his marathons a Continue reading...
I normally don't like biographies but found this exceptional. Denison is a great writer who grabs your attention straight away and holds it. As for the subject matter... not bad. Not bad at all! Continue reading...
Well worth a read. Gives good background to Haile Gebreselasie as a runner and as a man although at time it tended to read as a very, very long press release. Perhaps this man is in fact perfect but if you were Continue reading...

Discussions

Can anyone recommend any vaguely running-related audiobooks? (Pref. CD or mp3 rather than cassette).

I've been poking around audible and amazon and my search talents seem to have deserted me.

I'm looking for stuff to occupy & [winces] inspire me over long summer training runs. It doesn't have to be ferociously exciting... but something either running-related like the Radcliffe biog (say) or sports-related but interesting, that's what I'm after.

Posted: 07/05/2006 at 21:58

Have you thought of podcasts from enduranceradio.com

Posted: 08/05/2006 at 09:46



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