Haile Gebrselassie, who holds the world outdoors record for the 5000m with his mark of 12:44.39, has shown that he is capable of reducing considerably the record for the event. The race for the new record will be particularly exciting as the formidable Ethiopian will be running against young Kenyan talent Daniel Komen and Salah Hissou of Morocco as well as against the clock.
Hissou is likely to be Haile Gebrselassies strongest threat in the 3000m in the forthcoming World Indoor Championships in Paris (7-9 March). The Ethiopian is on top physical and psychological form and ready to take the title and further improve the world record time of 7:30.72 he set last year.
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