Thursday, June 28, 2007

Gebrselassie’s Sets One Hour Run World Record In Ostrava

Ostrava, Czech Republic - Despite his recent career shift to the roads, Haile Gebrselassie illustrated quite clearly that he’s still very much at home on the track after breaking the World record in the One Hour Run at the 46th Golden Spike Grand Prix in Ostrava tonight (27), the Czech stop of the IAAF World Athletics Tour 2007.

Running before a near capacity crowd at Mestsky Stadium, the legendary Ethiopian covered 21,285 metres* over the course of 60 minutes to break the previous best, 21,101m, set by Mexican Arturo Barrios in La Fléche, France, on 30 March 1991.

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