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How old is Haile Gebrselassie?

His passport says Ethiopian legend is 39, but there's reason to believe otherwise

Updated: November 30, 2012, 11:24 AM ET
By Matt Fitzgerald | Competitor.com

Every morning, Haile Gebrselassie trains with a select group of runners in the Entoto Hills east of the Ethiopian capitol of Addis Ababa. It's been his routine for many years. One morning in February 2008, Haile's group, whose composition changes a bit from day to day, included Hirpasa Lemi, husband of Berhane Adere, a multiple world champion on the track and on the roads. Also present -- as an observer -- was Matt Turnbull, an Englishman who now works as the elite athlete coordinator for the ...

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