A record as Emperor rules in Glasgow race
Haile Gebrselassie, who is affectionately known as the Emperor of distance running, conquered his opponents with a stunning performance in yesterday’s Great Scottish Run.
The 40-year-old Ethiopian, who has won two Olympic 10,000m gold medals and four world championship titles during a glittering career, added a few more honours to his collection on the streets of Glasgow.
Gebrselassie covered the half marathon course in 61min 9sec – the fastest time run for the distance in Scotland and 32 seconds quicker than the world over-40 age group record he set in last month’s Great North Run on Tyneside.
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