Haile Gebrselassie's sudden announcement of his retirement from racing has sent shockwaves through the running community. While we wait to see whether or not the running legend reverses his emotional decision, we relive the moments that made Gebrselassie the running legend he is ...
Olympic golds (10,000m at Athens and Sydney) and has twice been Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year. After leaving the track behind, he decided to focus on the marathon and has been recording stunning times ever since. In 2008's Berlin Marathon
the UK seeing a marathon increase: Berlin and Tokyo are selling out faster than ever too, and in the US last year there was a seven per cent increase overall in finishing numbers across its 268 marathons nationwide. And five of those races were new
marathons. In 2002, Rosa had Tergat turn virtually every effort into a progression run, accelerating until he was running as hard as he could over the final mile. The result was a world record of 2:04:55 at the 2003 Berlin Marathon.McMillan found that making
have targeted a faster time if I was running now.I've run 3:12 - how long should I wait to run sub-3?Luke77 I am a relatively new runner and would love to achieve sub 3 hours.I have run two marathons, one in Berlin seven months ago and the London
with each footfall."The improvements can be small, often just a per cent or two. But remember that the marathon world record holder Paul Tergat has won only two marathons, in each case by a second or less. In his world-record breaking marathon run in Berlin
to look inside yourself and ask why.Generally, if you can't motivate yourself, you won't stay motivated for very long. danowat Join the thread Marathon mass Has anyone else put on weight after taking up running, or is it just me
Chips It shouldn't be a problem - you might even feel a bit better for it. I had two weeks off before a marathon last year (although I still swam and did weights) - it didn't make a jot of difference. Good luck! JuanaH A couple of weeks shouldn
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