Monday, October 11, 2010

Haile Gebrselassie: The Greatest

Here is an excellent video from Flotrack where they traveled to Ethiopia to meet with the greatest distance runner ever, Haile Gebrselassie. In this video Haile talks about growing up and being "outside", his start in international running, his best year-1998 (and he is still going for world records), education and poverty, and the keys to winning.

Track and Field Videos on Flotrack

Every year, I show his video biopic, "Endurance" to my students. Unfortunately "Endurance" only made it to VHS and is out of print (come on Disney, get this out on DVD!). However you can watch it on youtube: start here.

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