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Haile Gebrselassie to be the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador on the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022, by Phil Minshull/Spainsports

The Vendanta Delhi Half Marathon is without doubt one of the most interesting races in India, showcasing the worldwide and native expertise that has come to assist a creating and thrilling road-running group on this thrilling and numerous nation. Spain sports activities introduced that Haile Gebrselassie will likely be visiting the race on October 16, 2022, because the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador! 


Haile Gebrselassie competed from the 1,500m to the marathon in opposition to the perfect of his period. His enthusiasm for the game and his want to be the perfect on this planet entertained a era of world followers and inspired the desires of athletes world wide.


His battles over 10,000m are legendary. Former RW writer and NYRR Chairman Emeritus George Hirsch informed this author that he believes that the 2000 Olympic 10,000m could have been the best 25 lapper race within the historical past of our sport. His intently fought battle between Paul Tergat and Haile Gebrselassie will go down in Olympic historical past as one of many nice duels of all time.

Haile Gebrselassie to be the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador
on the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022

Haile Gebrselassie, one of many best distance runners in historical past, would be the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador on the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 on Sunday, 16 October, race promoters Procam Worldwide had been proud to announce on Thursday ( 22 September 2022).


The Ethiopian legend gained the ten,000m gold medal on the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Video games and 4 successive World Athletics Championships 10,000m titles from 1993 to 99.

Haile Gebrselassie working, picture courtesy of adidas/Spain sports activities

As well as, Gebrselassie gained an extra 4 world indoor gold medals and the 2001 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships title and set at least 15 world data open air and on the roads, and an extra 5 world indoor data, revising the file books over a surprising vary of distances from 1500m to the marathon.

“Few issues are extra inspiring and joyful than seeing a metropolis run collectively. After we run collectively, we keep collectively, we win collectively,” mentioned Gebrselassie, whose actions in Delhi will embody motivating and provoking the 1000’s of runners who will take to the streets of the Indian capital subsequent month, in addition to selling the occasion within the last days earlier than the gun goes.

Haile Gebrselassie, picture courtesy of adidas/ Spainsports

“Operating and the group are the 2 most essential issues to me, and an occasion just like the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon brings them collectively in a particular means.

“The keenness of the host metropolis evokes one thing particular in everybody concerned in making this lovely occasion potential. I’m going to be cheering all of the runners as we rejoice the completely different hues of Delhi,” he added. 

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo, the reigning world half marathon champion and world file holder over the space, will headline the elite area for the seventeenth version of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022.

Jacob Kiplimo from the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020, picture by Dan Vernon for World Athletics.


The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 is a World Athletics Elite Label Race and one of many world’s most prestigious half-marathons.



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