It is done this time. The famous Ethiopian athlete, Haile Gebreselassie ends his professional career. He gave the news last Sunday in Great Britain at the end of the Great Manchester Run.
« I am happy to stop it there. I knew that this time would be the last one« , declared the quintuple winner of the London 10 km race. The 42-year-old Ethiopian made a similar declaration five years ago after an injury.
He relativized his mind this time. « I stop my runner’s career but not the running. No one can stop running. Running is my life« .
Gebrselassie is the world 20 thousand meter record holder. He won eight golden medals in the World athletics championships and two golden medals in the Olympics.
Original text by:Roger ADZAFO