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Gebrselassie, Haile, 1973-

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Personal name headingGebrselassie, Haile, 1973-
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Variant(s)H̲āylé Gebraselasé, 1973-
H̲āylé Ga/Śelāsé, 1973-
Haile Gebrselassie, 1973-
Associated countryEthiopia
Birth date1973-04-18
Place of birthEthiopia
AffiliationBerlin-Marathon Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.) Olympic Games (27th : 2000 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Profession or occupationAthletes Long-distance runners
Found inEndurance, 1998: credits (Haile Gebrselassie)
Wikipedia, May 16, 2012: (H̲āylé Gebraselasé: b. 1973)
ʼAsnāqa Tafarā. YaH̲āylé yaḥeywat tamakero, 2010: p. 1 (H̲āylé Ga/Śelāsé) p. 183 (Haile Gebrselassie [in rom])
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 29, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Haile, Gebrselassie; track and field athlete; born 18 April 1973 in Ethiopia; began studying in a school some six miles from his home at the age of five; began competing on the national level at the age of fifteen; began competing on the international level (1993); broke twenty-seven world records; won two Olympic gold medals, 10,000 meter in Atlanta (1996) and in Sydney (2000); won four outdoor world championships; won four indoor world championships; won the Berlin Marathon with a record time of 2:03:59, breaking his own world record (2008))