04 DEC 2007 General News 'S Heerenberg, The Netherlands

Beating the battering conditions, Gebrselassie sails to course record in 'S Heerenberg 15Km

'S Heerenberg, The NetherlandsRain and wind did not prevent Haile Gebrselassie from breaking the course record of 42:42, set be his young compatriot Kenenisa Bekele six years ago at the Wincanton Montferland Run over 15 kilometres in the East Dutch village of 's Heerenberg. Just before the 14 kilometre point the multiple World record holder broke away from his last opponent Ali Mabrouk el Zaidi of Libya to clock 42.36. For his efforts, El Zaidi was rewarded with a national record of 42:42, finishing second.
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