HomeAthleticsHaile Gebrselassie named worldwide occasion ambassador of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie named worldwide occasion ambassador of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon


Gebrselassie’s profession achievements embrace an astonishing 27 world data throughout distances, making him arguably the best distance runner of all time

Gebrselassie’s profession achievements embrace an astonishing 27 world data throughout distances, making him arguably the best distance runner of all time

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie was on Thursday named the worldwide occasion ambassador of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon scheduled to be held on October 16.

The Ethiopian, one of many biggest distance runners in historical past, received the ten,000m gold in successive Olympics (1996 and 2000) and eight World Championships Indoor and Out of doors observe titles from the 1,500m to the ten,000m in a storied profession.

He additionally received the World Half Marathon Championships in 2001 and 9 main marathons, together with the Berlin Marathon 4 occasions in succession.

In 2008, he received the Berlin Marathon in a then world document time of two:03.59 at age 35.

“Operating and the group are the 2 issues which are most vital to me, and an occasion just like the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon brings them collectively in a novel manner,” Gebrselassie stated in a media launch.

“The passion of the host metropolis conjures up one thing particular in everybody concerned in making this stunning occasion attainable. I’ll be cheering all of the runners as we have fun the totally different hues of Delhi. See you at first line!” he added.

Gebrselassie’s unimaginable profession achievements embrace an astonishing 27 world data throughout distances, making him arguably the best distance runner of all time.

The world’s prestigious Delhi Half Marathon is a World Athletics Elite Label Street Race.

Uganda’s Half Marathon World Document holder Jacob Kiplimo will headline a top-class discipline.

The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 can have each bodily and digital races. The bodily race classes are the half marathon, Open 10K, Nice Delhi Run (5 km), Senior Residents’ Run (3 km), and the Champions with Incapacity Run (3 km).

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