Posts Tagged ‘marathon’

Haile Gebrselassie has today announced his retirement from running.  After encountering knee problems at the New York City Marathon, he has decided that the time has come to allow the youngsters a chance to perform.  There will undoubtedly be major pressure from his home country, where he is regarded as a national treasure.  The New York event was pitched as a springboard for the 2012 campaign, however after pulling out and having medical checks he has felt the need to remove himself from the sport.  It was a real privilege to see him run at the Great North Run this year, in what may have been his final event.  We hope to see him run again, and it would be a tragic shame to see him end his career in this way.  Fingers cross that he has a change of heart, but if not we would like to wish him all the best for the future.