Great Scottish Run: Gebrselassie Returns to Defend Crown

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Haile Gebrselassie, the greatest distance runner of all-time, is to return to the event in which he made a record-breaking debut last year – the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run in Glasgow on Sunday 5 October.

Haile Gebrselassie

The 41-year-old Ethiopian won last year’s race in 61 minutes 9 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded in Scotland for the 13.1 mile half marathon distance and also a world age-group record.  “I have fantastic memories of my first race in Scotland and I am delighted to be coming back to race in the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run for a second time,” said Gebrselassie. “It’s a great race with a great atmosphere and the organisation is superb.”

The 5ft 4in East African phenomenon known as ‘the Little Emperor’ has broken an incredible 27 world records, at distances ranging from two miles to the 26.2 miles of the full marathon during the course of a trailblazing career in which he has also won two Olympic titles and four World Championship gold medals at 10,000m.

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