2 Updates
Haile named event ambassador for Mumbai Marathon
Photo Credit: TAL COHEN, Getty Images

Haile named event ambassador for Mumbai Marathon

Jan 10 2013, 7:26am CST | by

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Ethiopia's legendary long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie has been named the international event ambassador of the 10th edition of the $350,000 Mumbai Marathon to be run Jan 20.

Mumbai, Jan 10 — Ethiopia's legendary long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie has been named the international event ambassador of the 10th edition of the $350,000 Mumbai Marathon to be run Jan 20....

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Haile named event ambassador for Mumbai Marathon

Jan 10 2013, 7:26am CST | by

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Ethiopia's legendary long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie has been named the international event ambassador of the 10th edition of the $350,000 Mumbai Marathon to be run Jan 20.

Mumbai, Jan 10 — Ethiopia's legendary long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie has been named the international event ambassador of the 10th edition of the $350,000 Mumbai Marathon to be run Jan 20.

Gebrselassie, winner of two Olympic gold medals (10,000 metres in 1996 and 2000), four World Championship gold medals (10,000m) and four World Indoor Championship gold medals (3,000m and 1,500m), has 27 world records to his credit.

After bidding adieu to his career on track, Haile crowned himself the 'King of the Road' in September 2008, when, at the age of 35, he won the Berlin Marathon with a world record time of 2:03.59, breaking his own world record by 27 seconds.

Haile has won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon. Further to this, he was also the 2001 World Half Marathon champion.

During his visit to Mumbai, Haile will meet with the elite athletes and encourage the amateur athletes.

"I am looking forward to my first visit to India, especially because I will be associated with the Mumbai Marathon. I am looking forward to inspire all the runners in the marathon. For me it is always important to inspire the younger generation to be involved with running. I hope my visit and my history in athletics can also inspire the future Indian top athletes," said Haile.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
2

18 hours ago

Gebrselassie to make Great South Run debut

Sep 22 2014 6:31am CDT | Source: IAFF NEWS

Haile Gebrselassie has accomplished most things during his reign as the king of distance running, but the Ethiopian will be breaking new ground when he lines up in the 25th Bupa Great South Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 26 Octo ...
Source: IAFF NEWS   Full article at: IAFF NEWS
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ghosal gives India maiden silver in Asiad squash
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Top seed Saurav Ghosal lost to Abdullah Al Muzayen of Kuwait 2-3 in the men's singles final of the squash event and had to settle for a silver medal, India's first in the discipline at Asian Games, at the Yeorumul Squash Courts here Tuesday.
 
 
Indian women finish 8th in Asiad trap team finals
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian women's team of Shreyasi Singh, Seema Tomar and Shagun Chowdhary finished eighth in the trap team finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeonggido Shooting Range here Tuesday.
 
 
Windies women developing well, says Campbell
Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies women's performance in the just concluded four-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand women, has come in for high praise from their head coach Sherwin Campbell.
 
 
Bindra shoots bronze in men's 10m air rifle
Incheon, Sep 23 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra ended his shooting career with his first Asian Games individual medal, a bronze in the 10 metre air rifle event of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Tuesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Apple Sets New Records With iPhone 6 Release
The iPhone 6 was one of the most hotly anticipated products that the company has released in recent years, in part due to the fact that it has a larger screen than past options. This single point of contention convinced...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Myanmar tightens security amid Al Qaeda threat
Yangon, Sep 23 (IANS) Myanmar authorities Tuesday tightened security in the Yangon region, especially around religious buildings, in the wake of a threat from the Al Qaeda terrorist group. "Patrolling has been...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Windy conditions around infant star?
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Astronomers have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around an infant analogue - called T Tauri - of our Sun. Some 4.5 billion years ago, the Sun was also an infant star...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Australia welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) Australia Tuesday welcomed the Afghanistan unity government agreement between Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah. The two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential election have finalised...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Bono scared to Google his name
Bono is ''afraid'' of Googling himself. The U2 frontman hates looking himself up on the internet but in the wake of criticism of his group's new album 'Songs of Innocence' - which was given away free to Apple iTunes...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Modi's action-packed US tour combines symbolism and substance
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a landmark action-packed US visit this week with all his engagements combining symbolism and substance to reflect India's priorities from...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Windies women developing well, says Campbell
Kingstown (St. Vincent), Sep 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies women's performance in the just concluded four-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand women, has come in for high praise from their head...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Search begins to provide healthy diet for space dwellers
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Will astronauts be able to grow enough food on Mars to maintain a healthy diet? How about growing food on Earth under extreme conditions? These are the questions scientists are trying to...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Eddie Redmayne dislikes playing characters similar to himself
Eddie Redmayne finds it tough playing characters who are similar to his real-life self. The 32-year-old actor, who has appeared in films such as 'Les Miserables' and 'My Week with Marilyn', is less comfortable playing...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Dumping BJP hasn't hurt Bihar: CM in London
London, Sep 23 (IANS/RAY) Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has claimed that his party JD-U's stand of dumping the BJP last year, in protest against the latter appointing Narendra Modi as its prime ministerial...
Read more on Politics Balla