LONDON, June 8 (Reuters) – Haile Gebrselassie, one of only three men to win the Olympic 10,000 metres title twice, has warned East African distance runners that they cannot take their current supremacy for granted.
In an interview with Reuters the 34-year-old Ethiopian said athletes from Europe, the United States and Australasia were not only adapting the training methods of the Ethiopians and Kenyans but adding the latest scientific innovations.
“Our coaches are not good enough,” Gebrselassie said. “The technology is getting stronger and stronger. We are in trouble.
“It's not only the Ethiopians but the Kenyans. The west are starting to change the system, that's why we have to work seriously.