Gebrselassie signs three-year London contract

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    Ryan
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    LONDON, Jan 31 – Haile Gebrselassie, the finest distance runner in history, has signed a three-year contract with London marathon organisers prior to a possible attempt at the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold.

    ESPN.com article

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    Ed 1
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    $1 Mil – I did not see if he was still eligible for prize money – is he?

    Heck – I would promise to race in their marathon for the next 50 years for half of that. But who the heLL am I?

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    Ryan
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    Ed 1 wrote:
    $1 Mil – I did not see if he was still eligible for prize money – is he?

    Sure he is. The $1 million is appearance fees. It’s not abnormal for a big name to get 6 figures in appearance fees for a race, so that amount for 3 appearances isn’t totally outrageous.

    Ed 1 wrote:
    Heck – I would promise to race in their marathon for the next 50 years for half of that. But who the heLL am I?

    No offense but exactly. Who are you, who am I, who is any guy not capable of going under 2:10 to a race like London?

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