x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Long-distance great Gebrselassie retires

A tearful Haile Gebrselassie yesterday called time on his great career as he announced his retirement from athletics with immediate effect.

A tearful Haile Gebrselassie yesterday called time on his great career as he announced his retirement from athletics with immediate effect. The Ethiopian, who has been a dominant force in distance running for the past two decades, made the decision after he limped out of the New York Marathon.

The 37 year old pulled up with a knee injury after 16 miles before telling a press conference: “I am not going to run anymore.”