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2021 – TBA

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2021 – TBA

Speaker Profile

Haile Gebreselassie

Ethiopian Athlete & Owner, Haile Hotels & Resorts

Haile Gebreselassie is an Ethiopian athlete and the greatest long distance runner of all time.

He is Champion of:

  • Two Olympics
  • Four world championships
  • Numerous records in marathon – a record four times in the Berlin Marathon, twice in the Dubai Marathon, and the Dubai Half Marathon

He has broken:

  • 61 Ethiopian records in distances ranging from 800 meters to marathon;
  • 27 world records ranging from the 1,500 meters to the marathon

He was once dubbed as “a man from another planet” by the media. 

International Competitions: 
• World Junior Championships (1992); Seoul, South Korea; 5K & 10K meters
• World Championships (1993); Stuttgart, Germany; 10K meters
• World Championships (1995); Gothenburg, Sweden; 10K meters
• Olympic Games (1996); Atlanta, USA; 10K meters
• World Indoor Championships (1997); Paris, France; 3K meters
• World Championships (1997); Athens, Greece; 10K
• World Indoor Championships (1999); Maebashi, Japan; 1.5K and 3K meters
• World Championships (1999); Seville, Spain; 10K meters
• Olympic Games (2000); Sydney, Australia; 10K meters
• World Half Marathon Championships (2001); Bristol, UK; half marathon
• World Indoor Championships (2003); Birmingham, UK; 3K meters

Track and Field:
• Grand Prix Final (1995); Monte Carlo, Monaco; 3K meters
• Golden League (1998); Europe; Jackpot Winner
• Grand Prix Final (1998); Moscow, Russia; 3K meters

Marathon:
• Amsterdam Marathon in 2005
• Berlin Marathon in 2006
• Fukuoka Marathon in 2006
• Berlin Marathon in 2007
• Dubai Marathon in 2008
• Berlin Marathon in 2008
• Dubai Marathon in 2009
• Berlin Marathon in 2009
• Dubai Marathon in 2010

Other Performances and World Records:
• 8:07:46 – Third fastest time ever; two miles; 28 May 1995; Kerkrade, Netherlands
• 8:01:08 – Second fastest time ever; two miles; 31 May 1997; Hengelo, Netherlands
• 44:24 – Road race; world best; 04 September 2005; Tilburg, Netherlands