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  • Paul Tergat: “I’ll always remember Sydney” | Video

    Paul Tergat: “I’ll always remember Sydney”

    One of the greats of cross-country and long-distance running, Kenya’s Paul Tergat finished second to Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie in the 10,000m at Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, where the pair fought out a memorable duel. In the latest interview for our Words of Olympians series, Tergat recalls the scintillating sprint finish in Sydney.
  • Gebrselassie Defends 10000m Title by a Fingertip | Video

    Gebrselassie Defends 10000m Title by a Fingertip

    In one of the greatest 10,000m races in Olympic history, Haile Gebrselassie wins gold by a fingertip, defending his Olympic title from Atlanta. With a few meters to go, Gebrselassie powers to the finish line surpassing Paul Tergat in the last seconds of the race, winning by just 0.09 seconds. With this win, Gebrselassie becomes the 3rd person to defend a 10,000m title. Athletics 10000m Men's Final - Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics - Haile Gebrselassie (ETH), Paul Tergat (KEN), Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)
  • Haile Gbrselassie Defends 10000m Olympic Title | Video

    Haile Gbrselassie Defends 10000m Olympic Title

    When Haile Gebrselassie was a little child, he used to run 10 km to school everyday and another 10km back home. Haile became one of the most sucessful long distance runners of all time. At the 1996 Games, Gebrselassie claimed his first Olympic gold medal in the 10000m event, he crossed the finish line in 27:07.34, setting a new Olympic record. Four years later Gbrselassie defended his Olympic title, crossing the line in 27:18.20. Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) - Athletics - Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000
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