Haile Gebrselassie Running Records

Posted: January 5, 2008 in Uncategorized

The Dubai Marathon on January 18 could be the marathon where Haile Gebrsellassie gets record Number 24!

The 2008 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will be the richest long distance running event in history with prize-money of USD 1,000,000 including a winner’s cheque of USD 250,000 for both men and women.
His Highness Haile Gebrselassie is not only targeting the bounty but is plotting to break his own record. After setting a new marathon record at 2007 Berlin Marathon, he declared “If I was running for money I would be entering events every week”

This passion for running above the money has given him 23 records (dont forget, the records have made this running machine from a poor Ethiopian village a very rich man)

Listed below are Gebrselassie’s 23 World records and World best performances.

1) 12:56.96 – 5000m – Hengelo 04 Jun 94
2) 8:07.46 * – 2 miles – Kerkrade 27 May 95
3) 26:43.53 – 10,000m – Hengelo 05 Jun 95
4) 12:44.39 – 5000m – Zurich 16 Aug 95
5) 13:10.98 – 5000m – Sindelfingen (i) 27 Jan 96
6) 7:30.72 – 3000m – Stuttgart (i) 04 Feb 96
7) 12:59.04 – 5000m – Stockholm (i) 20 Feb 97
8) 8:01.08 * – 2 miles – Hengelo 31 May 97
9) 26:31.32 – 10,000m – Oslo 04 Jul 97
10) 12:41.86 – 5000m – Zurich 13 Aug 97
11) 7:26.14 – 3000m – Karlsruhe (i) 25 Jan 98
12) 4:52.86 * – 2000m – Birmingham (i) 15 Feb 98
13) 26:22.75 – 10,000m – Hengelo 01 Jun 98
14) 12:39.36 – 5000m – Helsinki 13 Jun 98
15) 12:50.38 – 5000m – Birmingham (i) 14 Feb 99
16) 27:02 – 10km – Doha 11 Dec 02
17) 8:04.69 * – 2 miles – Birmingham (i) 21 Feb 03
18) 41:22 ** – 15km – Tilburg 04 Sep 05
19) 44:23 * – 10 miles – Tilburg 04 Sep 05
20) 55:48*** – 20km – Tempe 15 Jan 06
21) 58:55*** – Half Marathon – Tempe 15 Jan 06
22) 1:11:37*** – 25km – Alphen aan den Rijn 12 Mar 06      23) 2:04:26 Full Marathon Berlin Marathon  30 Sept 07

(i) indoor venue
* not at an IAAF record event
** not officially timed
***pending ratification

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