跑者名人堂 2. Haile Gebrselassie (with English following)

Halie
2. 基比沙拉斯(b. 1973)

有幸在2012年東京馬拉松的起跑線上,拍到基比沙拉斯。

當屆比賽他以2:08:17的成績跑第四,輸給跑第三的烏干達Stephen Kiprotich(也是倫敦奧運金牌得主),日本的藤原新,及冠軍肯雅旳Michael Kipyego。

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【Marathon Hall of Fame】

2. Haile Gebrselassie (b.1973)

Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian runner. He set 27 world records, and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history.

In September 2008, at the age of 35, he won the Berlin Marathon with a world record time of 2:03:59, breaking his own world record by 27 seconds. The record stood for three years.

Gebrselassie has announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 10 2015. It brings to an end a 25-year career in which he claimed two Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship victories and set 27 world records.

“I’m retiring from competitive running, not from running. You cannot stop running, this is my life,” he told BBC Sport.

The photo was taken at the starting line of 2012, Tokyo Marathon.

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