Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) running in Edmonton World Championships (Getty Images)
Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) running in Edmonton World Championships (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • DATE OF BIRTH 18 APR 1973
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
1500 Metres 3:33.73 Stuttgart 06 JUN 1999
One Mile 3:52.39 Gateshead 27 JUN 1999
2000 Metres 4:56.1 Bruxelles 22 AUG 1997
3000 Metres 7:25.09 Bruxelles 28 AUG 1998
Two Miles 8:01.08 Hengelo 31 MAY 1997
5000 Metres 12:39.36 Helsinki 13 JUN 1998
10,000 Metres 26:22.75 Hengelo 01 JUN 1998
10 Kilometres 27:02 Doha 11 DEC 2002
15 Kilometres 41:38 Nijmegen 11 NOV 2001
20,000 Metres 56:26.0 Ostrava 27 JUN 2007
20 Kilometres 55:48 Phoenix, AZ 15 JAN 2006
One Hour 21.285 Ostrava 27 JUN 2007
Half Marathon 58:55 Phoenix, AZ 15 JAN 2006
25 Kilometres 1:11:37 Alphen aan den Rijn 12 MAR 2006
30 Kilometres 1:27:49 Berlin 20 SEP 2009
Marathon 2:03:59 Berlin 28 SEP 2008
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 1:49.35 Dortmund 09 FEB 1997
1000 Metres 2:20.3 Stuttgart 01 FEB 1998
1500 Metres 3:31.76 Stuttgart 01 FEB 1998
2000 Metres 4:52.86 Birmingham, GBR 15 FEB 1998
3000 Metres 7:26.15 Karlsruhe 25 JAN 1998
Two Miles 8:04.69 Birmingham, GBR 21 FEB 2003
5000 Metres 12:50.38 Birmingham, GBR 14 FEB 1999
10 Miles Road 44:53 Tempe, AZ 15 JAN 2006
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 3:33.73 Stuttgart 06 JUN
1998 3:37.9 Addis Ababa 02 APR
1996 3:34.64 Chemnitz 19 MAY
1994 3:37.04 Hechtel 30 JUL
One Mile Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 3:52.39 Gateshead 27 JUN
2000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 4:59.6 London 07 AUG
1998 4:56.5 Bruxelles 28 AUG
1997 4:56.1 Bruxelles 22 AUG
1994 5:01.6 Unknown 01 JAN
1994 5:01.6 Unknown 01 JAN
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 7:26.03 Helsinki 10 JUN
1998 7:25.09 Bruxelles 28 AUG
1997 7:26.02 Bruxelles 22 AUG
1995 7:35.90 Monaco 09 SEP
1994 7:37.49 Monaco 02 AUG
Two Miles Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 8:01.72 London 07 AUG
1997 8:01.08 Hengelo 31 MAY
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 12:55.51 London (CP) 30 JUL
2003 12:54.36 Paris Saint-Denis 04 JUL
2000 12:57.95 Zürich 11 AUG
1999 12:49.64 Zürich 11 AUG
1998 12:39.36 Helsinki 13 JUN
1997 12:41.86 Zürich 13 AUG
1996 12:52.70 Zürich 14 AUG
1995 12:44.39 Zürich 16 AUG
1994 12:56.96 Hengelo 04 JUN
1993 13:03.17 Stuttgart 16 AUG
1992 13:36.06 Seoul 19 SEP
10,000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 27:20.39 Hengelo 27 MAY
2008 26:51.20 Hengelo 24 MAY
2007 26:52.81 Hengelo 26 MAY
2004 26:41.58 Hengelo 31 MAY
2003 26:29.22 Bruxelles 05 SEP
2001 27:54.41 Edmonton 08 AUG
2000 27:18.20 Sydney 25 SEP
1999 27:57.27 Sevilla 24 AUG
1998 26:22.75 Hengelo 01 JUN
1997 26:31.32 Oslo 04 JUL
1996 27:07.34 Atlanta, GA 29 JUL
1995 26:43.53 Hengelo 05 JUN
1994 27:15.00 Lausanne 06 JUL
1993 27:30.17 Durban 25 JUN
1992 28:03.99 Seoul 18 SEP
10 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 28:00 Manchester 26 MAY
2012 27:39 Manchester 20 MAY
2011 28:08 Luanda 31 DEC
2010 28:02 Manchester 16 MAY
2009 27:39 Manchester 17 MAY
2008 28:39 Dubai 18 JAN
2007 28:22 's-Heerenberg 02 DEC
2006 28:01 Tempe, AZ 15 JAN
2005 27:25 Manchester 22 MAY
2002 27:02 Doha 11 DEC
2001 28:07 Praha 23 SEP
1994 27:34 Dongio 04 APR
15 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 42:44 Nijmegen 20 NOV
2009 42:42 Den Haag 14 MAR
2008 42:40 Melbourne 30 NOV
2007 42:36 's-Heerenberg 02 DEC
2006 41:45 Phoenix, AZ 15 JAN
2005 41:57 Nijmegen 20 NOV
2001 41:38 Nijmegen 11 NOV
20,000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 56:26.0 Ostrava 27 JUN
20 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 58:30 Berlin 25 SEP
2009 56:48 Den Haag 14 MAR
2008 58:10 Dubai 18 JAN
2007 59:10 Berlin 30 SEP
2006 55:48 Phoenix, AZ 15 JAN
2005 58:49 Amsterdam 16 OCT
One Hour Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2009 20.822 Hengelo 01 JUN
2007 21.285 Ostrava 27 JUN
Half Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 1:01:09 Glasgow 06 OCT
2012 1:00:52 Wien 15 APR
2011 1:00:18 Wien 17 APR
2010 1:02:52 Dubai 22 JAN
2009 59:50 Den Haag 14 MAR
2008 59:15 Lisboa 16 MAR
2007 1:02:29 Berlin 30 SEP
2006 58:55 Phoenix, AZ 15 JAN
2005 1:01:33 Granollers 06 FEB
2001 1:00:03 Bristol 07 OCT
25 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 1:13:19 Berlin 25 SEP
2009 1:13:09 Berlin 20 SEP
2008 1:13:04 Dubai 18 JAN
2007 1:14:05 Berlin 30 SEP
2006 1:11:37 Alphen aan den Rijn 12 MAR
2005 1:13:57 Amsterdam 16 OCT
30 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 1:29:07 Tokyo 26 FEB
2011 1:28:48 Berlin 25 SEP
2009 1:27:49 Berlin 20 SEP
2008 1:28:01 Dubai 18 JAN
2007 1:28:56 Berlin 30 SEP
2006 1:29:06 Berlin 24 SEP
2005 1:28:57 Amsterdam 16 OCT
2002 1:29:01 London 14 APR
Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 2:08:17 Tokyo 26 FEB
2010 2:06:09 Dubai 22 JAN
2009 2:05:29 Dubai 16 JAN
2008 2:03:59 Berlin 28 SEP
2007 2:04:26 Berlin 30 SEP
2006 2:05:56 Berlin 24 SEP
2005 2:06:20 Amsterdam 16 OCT
2002 2:06:35 London 14 APR
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
800 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1997 1:49.35 Dortmund 09 FEB
1000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1998 2:20.3 Stuttgart 01 FEB
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 3:33.77 Maebashi 07 MAR
1998 3:31.76 Stuttgart 01 FEB
1997 3:32.39 Stuttgart 02 FEB
2000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 5:00.06 Liévin 21 FEB
1998 4:52.86 Birmingham, GBR 15 FEB
1997 4:59.90 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 09 MAR
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 7:29.34 Karlsruhe 15 FEB
2003 7:28.29 Karlsruhe 28 FEB
1999 7:26.80 Karlsruhe 24 JAN
1998 7:26.15 Karlsruhe 25 JAN
1997 7:31.27 Karlsruhe 14 FEB
1996 7:30.72 Stuttgart 04 FEB
Two Miles Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2004 8:08.65 Birmingham, GBR 20 FEB
2003 8:04.69 Birmingham, GBR 21 FEB
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1999 12:50.38 Birmingham, GBR 14 FEB
1997 12:59.04 Stockholm 20 FEB
1996 13:10.98 Sindelfingen 27 JAN
10 Miles Road Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2006 44:53 Tempe, AZ 15 JAN
Honours - 1500 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
7th IAAF World Indoor Championships 1 3:33.77 Maebashi 07 MAR 1999
Honours - 3000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
9th IAAF World Indoor Championships 1 7:40.97 Birmingham, GBR 16 MAR 2003
7th IAAF World Indoor Championships 1 7:53.57 Maebashi 05 MAR 1999
IAAF Golden League/Grand Prix Final 1 7:50.00 Moskva 05 SEP 1998
6th IAAF World Indoor Championships 1 7:34.71 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 09 MAR 1997
IAAF/Mobil Grand Prix Final 1 7:35.90 Monaco 09 SEP 1995
Honours - 5000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
XXVI Olympic Games h1 DNS Atlanta, GA 31 JUL 1996
5th IAAF World Championships in Athletics h2 DNS Göteborg 11 AUG 1995
4th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 13:03.17 Stuttgart 16 AUG 1993
4th IAAF World Junior Championships 1 13:36.06 Seoul 19 SEP 1992
Honours - 10,000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXIX Olympic Games 6 27:06.68 Beijing (National Stadium) 17 AUG 2008
28th Olympic Games 5 27:27.70 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 20 AUG 2004
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2 26:50.77 Paris Saint-Denis 24 AUG 2003
8th IAAF World Championships 3 27:54.41 Edmonton 08 AUG 2001
27th Olympic Games 1 27:18.20 Sydney 25 SEP 2000
7th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 27:57.27 Sevilla 24 AUG 1999
6th IAAF World Championships In Athletics 1 27:24.58 Athína 06 AUG 1997
XXVI Olympic Games 1 27:07.34 Atlanta, GA 29 JUL 1996
5th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 27:12.95 Göteborg 08 AUG 1995
4th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1 27:46.02 Stuttgart 22 AUG 1993
4th IAAF World Junior Championships 1 28:03.99 Seoul 18 SEP 1992
Honours - Half Marathon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
10th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 1 1:00:03 Bristol 07 OCT 2001
Honours - Junior Race
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
20th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2 23:35 Boston, MA 21 MAR 1992
19th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 8 24:23 Antwerpen 24 MAR 1991
Honours - Long Race
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
24th IAAF World Cross Country Championships 5 34:28 Stellenbosch 23 MAR 1996
23rd IAAF/SNICKERS World Cross Country Championships 4 34:26 Durham 25 MAR 1995
22nd IAAF World Cross Country Championships 3 34:32 Budapest 26 MAR 1994
21st IAAF World Cross Country Championships 7 33:23 Amorebieta 28 MAR 1993