Sunday, May 27, 2012
Haile Gebrselassie finishes a disappointing 7th in Hengelo...
Rank Athlete Nation Result
1 BEKELE, Tariku ETH WL 27:11.70
2 DESISA BENTI, Leleisa ETH PB 27:11.98
3 SIHINE, Sileshi ETH 27:12.60
4 GEBREMARIAM, Gebre ETH 27:13.66
5 MEDHIN, Teklemariam ERI PB 27:16.69
6 REGASSA, Tilahun ETH PB 27:18.90
7 GEBRSELASSIE, Haile ETH 27:20.39
8 KUMA, Abera ETH 27:25.20
9 MERGA, Imane ETH 27:42.39
10 BEKELE, Azmeraw ETH PB 27:49.16
This now draws Haile's Olympic bid to a close.
In a post race interview, he said..."The Games in London, is over for me. That's life. I am not disappointed...I tried to qualify for my fifth Olympics. And I don't regret trying to do so...I simply came up against stronger rivals on Sunday."
Gebrselassie also indicated afterwards this would be his final track race. It was his first track race since the 2008 Olympics.