Gebrselassie Runs 90 Minutes Pain-Free

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 18, 2010
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM UTC

Gebrselassie is now running pain-free again. Photo:

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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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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