- May 24, 2008 at 4:42 pm #9429
HENGELO, Netherlands (AP) Haile Gebrselassie need not worry — the air is crispy clean in the green heart of the Netherlands.
After deciding against running the marathon in pollution-choked Beijing, the veteran will seek to win a place on the Ethiopian 10,000-meter team for the Olympics with a sterling race at the FBK Games on Saturday.
Qualification would set him up for a unique Olympic triple after winning the 10,000 at Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.
- May 24, 2008 at 6:09 pm #25216
Honestly, in my opinion, his chances of winning the Olympic 10,000m are only slightly better than Paula's chances of winning a medal of any color in the marathon.
- May 24, 2008 at 7:12 pm #25217
True, but most reporters are not thoughtful and informed observers of the sport. Bekele should defend successfully if he arrives at the start healthy and as prepared as he usually is.
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