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Feature18 Apr 2021

Gebrselassie vs Tergat in Sydney: a race about (almost) nothing

Remembering one of the most iconic races in Olympic history

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Feature25 Sep 2020

Remembering Magic Monday, the greatest night in athletics history

Twenty years ago today, the Sydney Olympic Games enraptured the world with what is widely regarded as one of the most thrilling nights in athletics history.

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Feature01 Sep 2020

Fast company: looking back at the 11 men who have held the one-hour world record

If Mo Farah succeeds in his bid to capture Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old world one-hour record at the World Athletics Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday, the Briton will officially become the 12th man in history to hold the record.

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Series12 Jan 2019

Fab five: January performances

To kick-start our new ‘fab five’ series, we highlight a quintet of world-class performances which were all produced in the first month of the year.

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Press Release10 Nov 2018

Gebrselassie and Kluft kit donated to IAAF Heritage Collection

IAAF Heritage is delighted to announce the donation from two private collectors of major World Championships and Olympic Games artefacts from the careers of two all-time athletics greats.

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IaafNews02 Nov 2018

Stadium air quality monitor installed in Addis Ababa, first in Africa

The second air quality monitor in the IAAF’s pilot programme to measure air quality at stadiums around the world was installed at Addis Ababa Stadium on Friday (2), the project’s first in Africa.

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News20 May 2018

Gebrselassie helps inaugurate WHO’s ‘Walk the Talk Health for All Challenge’ in Geneva

Marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie helped inaugurate the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) “Walk the Talk: Health for All Challenge” in Geneva today (20), a global movement to promote health and, particularly, physical activity as part of a healthy sustainable future.

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Series17 Feb 2018

World indoor legends – Haile Gebrselassie

Our countdown to the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 continues with our look back at legendary indoor performers. Here, versatile Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie recounts his four world indoor titles.

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Series14 Feb 2017

IAAF Inside Athletics – Haile Gebrselassie

The first episode of the fifth season of IAAF Inside Athletics is available to watch online now and features an exclusive interview with Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie.

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IaafNews01 Dec 2016

IAAF Athletics Awards 2016 press points – day 1 

Several world and Olympic champions met with the media in Monaco today on the eve of the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016. Here is a sampling of what some of them had to say.

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News05 Oct 2016

AIMS to honour Gebrselassie with lifetime achievement award

The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) will present Haile Gebrselassie with the AIMS lifetime achievement award at the AIMS Best Marathon Runner (BMR) awards dinner reception in Athens on 11 November.

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Feature12 Dec 2015

In search of the next Gebrselassie or Bekele

“Ethiopian running is very poor right now,” says the taxi driver when asked to drive to the Ethiopian Athletics Federation offices.

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