Gebrselassie could miss Olympic marathon Welcome! › Forums › Running Forum › Gebrselassie could miss Olympic marathon This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Ryan 10 years, 9 months ago. Author Posts January 23, 2008 at 2:02 am #6986 RyanKeymaster Haile Gebrselassie has said he may withdraw from the marathon at this year's Beijing Olympics if the city's air pollution levels do not improve. The marathon world record holder missed last year's London Marathon because of a breathing problem. “If things are still heavily polluted I would try to run a different distance, instead of the marathon,” he said. BBC article January 24, 2008 at 1:07 am #24526 GTFMember Beijing, a poor choiceThe whole field will breathe that airFirst through last, bar none Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.