The recently un-retired Ethiopian marathon world-record holder is now preparing to race Tokyo
Writing on Twitter, Haile Gebrselassie told the world he is running pain-free again. “Did a 90 minutes run this morning, it was great. No pain in my knee and relieved to know that I can continue what I love doing!” he announced. The 37-year-old double Olympic Gold medallist was referring to a knee injury he sustained prior to the ING New York City Marathon earlier this month. In that race, Gebrselassie had Twittered just before the start about tendinitis. He then dropped out near the 16-mile mark along the Queensboro Bridge. Following his exit from the race, Gebrselassie called a press conference and announced his decision to retire–a decision he’s since changed his mind about.
Gebrselassie is now setting his sights on the Tokyo Marathon, which takes place on February 27 of next year.
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