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Haile Gebrselassie to be the International Event Ambassador at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022, by Phil Minshull/Spainsports


The Vendanta Delhi Half Marathon is without doubt one of the best races in India, showcasing the worldwide and native expertise that has come to help a creating and thrilling road-running group on this thrilling and numerous nation. Spain sports activities introduced that Haile Gebrselassie shall be visiting the race on October 16, 2022, because the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador! 

 

Haile Gebrselassie competed from the 1,500m to the marathon in opposition to the perfect of his period. His enthusiasm for the game and his want to be the most effective on the earth entertained a era of world followers and inspired the goals of athletes all over the world.

 

His battles over 10,000m are legendary. Former RW writer and NYRR Chairman Emeritus George Hirsch instructed this author that he believes that the 2000 Olympic 10,000m could have been the best 25 lapper race within the historical past of our sport. His carefully fought battle between Paul Tergat and Haile Gebrselassie will go down in Olympic historical past as one of many nice duels of all time.

Haile Gebrselassie to be the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador
on the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022

Haile Gebrselassie, one of many biggest distance runners in historical past, would be the Worldwide Occasion Ambassador on the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 on Sunday, 16 October, race promoters Procam Worldwide have been proud to announce on Thursday ( 22 September 2022).

 

The Ethiopian legend gained the ten,000m gold medal on the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Video games and 4 successive World Athletics Championships 10,000m titles from 1993 to 99.

Haile Gebrselassie working, picture courtesy of adidas/Spain sports activities

As well as, Gebrselassie gained an additional 4 world indoor gold medals and the 2001 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships title and set a minimum of 15 world information outdoor and on the roads, and an additional 5 world indoor information, revising the document books over a shocking vary of distances from 1500m to the marathon.

“Few issues are extra inspiring and joyful than seeing a metropolis run collectively. Once we run collectively, we keep collectively, we win collectively,” stated Gebrselassie, whose actions in Delhi will embrace motivating and galvanizing the 1000’s of runners who will take to the streets of the Indian capital subsequent month, in addition to selling the occasion within the closing days earlier than the gun goes.

Haile Gebrselassie, picture courtesy of adidas/ Spainsports

“Working and the group are the 2 most essential issues to me, and an occasion just like the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon brings them collectively in a particular method.

“The keenness of the host metropolis conjures up one thing particular in everybody concerned in making this stunning occasion doable. I’m going to be cheering all of the runners as we have fun the totally different hues of Delhi,” he added. 

Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo, the reigning world half marathon champion and world document holder over the space, will headline the elite subject for the seventeenth version of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022.

Jacob Kiplimo from the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020, picture by Dan Vernon for World Athletics.

 

The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022 is a World Athletics Elite Label Race and one of many world’s most prestigious half-marathons.

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