Record Breaker

9 10 2007

When I’m struggling in the middle of the pack during a 5k race, the idea of completing a marathon (42.2km) seems absolutely preposterous. The idea that someone could run that distance in just a tad over two hours is even more alien, but Haile Gebrselassie has done just that by breaking the marathon world record in Berlin this September. You don’t have to run marathons to be impressed by his accomplishments. Name your distance and Haile has probably held the record at one time or another. Have a peek at this clip of Haile from 10 years ago (check out the 12:00 mark on the race clock for a little demonstration of ‘kick’):

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