Haile thinks about bid for President: A European View, by Sportsarena.com and EME News

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Jos Hermans with Haile G, after Tokyo Marathon, 
photo by PhotoRun.net

HAILE THINKS ABOUT BID FOR PRESIDENT

ADDIS ABABA (ETH): Kenya Sportsnewsarena.com informs in an interview with distance legend Haile Gebrselassie that he might in future bid for the president of the country. "I had planned to run the 2015 parliamentary election but I still have a lot more to do in the businesses. I shall be ready in 2020, for me impossible is nothing...President? Why not?' he posed. "Everything I do people are watching," he sought to explain further his political deferment. The legendary runner who plans to take part this Sunday in Singapore 10 km during the marathon weekend also added: "About 1500 people work in my companies. I am into Real Estate, I have schools, Hotel business; farming, I have 1500 acres and very soon we shall start exporting organic coffee and we also import cars. Recently we started gold mining where we are at the exploration stage. I want to have more gold not any more from running but from the ground."

(Editor's note: Many athletes have used what they have learnt in competition to help them as they move from the track to the worlds of business and politics. Haile Gebrselassie is considering leading his country. We wish him well. The world of politics, however, is not an even field, and it can be more formidable than the world of athletics. )


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