Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Haile Gebrselassie and the Olympic 10k final in Sydney
The venue...The Olympic stadium in Sydney, Australia.
The race...The 10,000m final.
Having sustained an achilles injury with just three week to go, the defending Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie lined out with some of the fastest runners in the world including the Kenyan Paul Tergat. In a closely contested race, the Ethiopian won in the end by less than one second.
In this recent BBC interview for the Sporting Witness series, they interview Haile Gebrselassie about the race. You can hear it HERE
You can see the race below...