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Gebrselassie earns $1 million bonus for 10,000 feat

Updated: December 11, 2002, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Haile Gebrselassie earned $1 million Wednesday by setting a world best for 10,000 meters on a road course that starts and finishes at the same spot.

The Ethiopian finished in 27 minutes, 2 seconds at the QSI road race, and received the cash prize from organizers. The old mark was 27:11 by Sammy Kipketer.

Gebrselassie is the Olympic and world champion at 10,000 and holds the distance's record on the track (26:22.75).

He used Wednesday's event to improve his speed ...

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