Friday, January 18, 2008

So Close (yet still amazing)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie came agonizingly close to beating his own world record and collecting a $1 million bonus as he won the Dubai Marathon on Friday.

The 34-year-old faded in the closing stages but his time of two hours, four minutes and 53 seconds was the second-fastest time ever.

He was just 28 seconds outside his 25th world best and breaking a record he set in winning the Berlin marathon last year.
(read the full article from CNN here)

...and just to help get a better grasp on what he did... he was running a 4:46/mile pace! Amazing...

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