Haile Gebresalassie wins the 2009 Berlin Marathon

Above: Ethiopia’s marathon runner Haile Gebrselassie (L) and
his country fellow Atsede Habtamu Besuye greet the audience
after winning in the 36 Berlin marathon September 20, 2009.
Gebrselassie clocked 2:06:08 and Besuye 2:24:47. (Reuters)

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Sunday, 20 September 2009
Haile Gebrselassie won the Berlin Marathon for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but missed out on breaking his own world record. His time was two hours, six minutes and eight seconds, but warm conditions ended any hopes of him breaking the record he set in last year’s race. “I expected more from my opponents, but I made sure I ran my best,” said the 36-year-old Ethiopian. “The last kilometres were really hard, it was too hot for a new world record.” He added: “I was tired, I pushed too much.” Read more.

1 Response to “Haile Gebresalassie wins the 2009 Berlin Marathon”

  1. 1 wub Sep 24th, 2009 at 3:59 am

    yeah!Yechalal! bravo Haile, king of the track and the Marathon. God bless you,

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