Geb Says New York here I come…

Above: Gebrselassie has accomplished just about everything
a runner can accomplish, except winning the New York City
Marathon. The Ethiopian great will run the race in November.

Geb set to take a bite out of Big Apple
By Joe Battaglia | Universal Sports
June 3, 2010
World-record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia talks about his affinity for the Big Apple and his training for the ING New York City Marathon. Watch the Video at Universalsports.com
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Related:
Ethiopian men finish 1-2-3 in Bolder Boulder

USA Today
By Arnie Stapleton, AP Sports Writer

BOULDER, Colorado — Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia has won the men’s Bolder Boulder 10-kilometer race, crossing the finish line hand-in-hand with fellow countrymen Tilahun Regassa and Tadese Tola.

The trio broke away from two Kenyans in the third mile Monday and entered Folsom Field hand-in-hand. Expecting a sprint to the finish, the crowd of 50,000 roared ever louder when it became apparent the Ethiopians instead would cross the tape together.

Desisa finished in 29 minutes, 16.93 seconds, officially 0.03 seconds ahead of 2009 champion Regassa and 0.15 seconds in front of Tola.

“We decided if no Kenya and if we are three, we finish together,” Desisa said.

As race officials attempted to separate them just past the finish line into first, second and third place, the three runners adamantly refused to be sorted into any order.

“We didn’t even try to race each other,” said Regassa, the 2009 champion. “We tried to go together.” Read more.

3 Responses to “Geb Says New York here I come…”


  1. 1 Ethiopia4ever Jun 1st, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome! so proud of them. Lelisa, Tilahun and Tadesse have brought huge smiles to the faces of all Ethiopians..keep it up.

  2. 2 Hamelmal Shiferaw Jun 1st, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    How about that?!!! Endyanew! Very proud of you and keep up the good job!

  3. 3 behailu Jun 2nd, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I am annoyed. who took the 4th, the 5th and the 6th places. It should be all Ethiopian

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