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Haile Gebrselassie wins Berlin Marathon 2009
  • September 21st, 2009
Haile Gebrselassie Berlin Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie Berlin Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie won his fourth straight Berlin Marathon on Sunday yesterday.

The Ethiopian finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes and 8 seconds, a far cry from his world record run last last in 2:03:59.

Albeit he was on world record pace in the first 30 kilometres, Gebrselassie admitted he was struggling in the last third of the race.

The 36 year old was quoted, “It wasn’t marathon weather. It was too warm in the last 10 kilometres. At the beginning it was perfect. I could have tried to push maybe, but really it’s wonderful. I am OK.”

Francis Kiprop of Kenya was second in 2:07:04 and Negari Therfa of Ethiopia was third in 2:07:41.

The women event was won by Ethiopian Atsede Besuye in 2:24:47, Silvia Skvortsova of Russia was second in 2:26:24 and Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia was third in 2:26:38.

Haile Gebrselassie Post Race Interview

Haile Gebrselassie Post Race Press Conference

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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