Haile Gebrselassie is on twitter! by Larry Eder

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In my twenty-five years now writing about our sport, my two favorite intereviews have been the late Emil Zatopek and the always thoughtful Haile Gebrselassie. Haile is now in training for the Berlin 2009 Marathon (September 20). He is also sharing his training thoughts on twitter: http://twitter.com/HaileGebr. Check out the greatest long distance runner of our time!

Here is what our friends at adidas noted about Haile on twitter:


"Haile Gebrselassie is the first professional long distance runner using
Twitter. Having won 2 Olympic gold medals and four world championships
Haile is now also online ahead of the pack. Through his public diary,
you can follow his fascinating path to his third consecutive world
record in the BERLIN-MARATHON. You can't get any closer. If you want to
join in the action, go to: http://twitter.com/HaileGebr."

GebrselassieBerlin08.jpg

Haile Gebrselassie, September 2008, real, -Berlin marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net.

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