Marathon World record holder to run New York Half Marathon in March

Marathon World record,Olympics World Records,Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie to run New York Half Marathon

Gebrselassie is the current marathon world record-holder and a two-time Olympic 10,000-meter champion

"I"m very excited about going back to New York," Gebrselassie said.

"I got such a warm welcome when I ran the Half-Marathon in 2007. I"m sure it will be a wonderful event again and I'm looking forward to it."

According to the AFP:"The 36-year-old long distance legend last competed in a US event in 2007, when he won the New York Half-Marathon in a race-record 59 minutes, 24 seconds. Gebrselassie will seek a 20,000-dollar top prize in the 100,000-dollar event."

Gebrselassie holds the world marathon record of 2:03:59 which he set at the 2008 Berlin Marathon. He is also almost undefeated at the half marathon distance having won 9 out of the 10 the ten half marathon's he's raced.

Source: examiner
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