2:04:26! Haile Gebrselassie at the line in Berlin (Victah Sailer) © Copyright
General News 1 November 200 7

Gebrselassie to run 15km in 's Heerenberg

's Heerenberg, The NetherlandsThe organisers of the 12th Wincanton Montferland Run, a race over 15 kilometres, today announced that Haile Gebrselassie will take part in this year’s race which is scheduled for Sunday 2 December 2007.

The race is run over an undulating course in the eastern part of The Netherlands and is set to be the first race by the Ethiopian maestro since he smashed the World marathon record in Berlin on 30 September in a time of 2:04:26.

Gebrselassie intends to attack the course record which his held by compatriot Kenenisa Bekele, the triple World 10,000m champion, who ran 42:42 on the course in 2001. Another Ethiopian Deriba Merga last year missed the course record by a mere six seconds.

Wim van Hemert for the IAAF