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Friday, November 07, 2008

Weekend snippet

Haile Gebrselassie's debut marathon story

The end of the first week of November, a historic week for the world and especially those reading this in the USA. But instead of a long science post today, I thought I'd be different and give you a little bit of weekend reading, from an article that was published in Newsweek. It is written by none other than Haile Gebrselassie, the world-record holder in the marathon.

The article is definitely the result of some team-work, but it's a wonderful story, and well written, speaking of how Gebrselassie raced in his first marathon at the age of 16, finishing in 2:48.

So for a bit of weekend inspiration, until next week, check out Geb's article in Newsweek!



Anonymous said...

Speaking of debut marathons, I just wrote a piece about Kara Goucher's debut in NYC. From an American standpoint, it was phenomenal, and it speaks to potentially big things in the future. I hope you'll check it out...maybe there's a "science of debut marathons" post you could write about?


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