He was racing the ultra to train for the upcoming world championships.
He holds down a full-time job and runs sub-2:09 marathons.
Besides training for marathons, he's a businessman and a family man as well.
Gebrselassie set to return to competition in Vienna.
The marathon world-record holder followed up his DNF in New York with a DNS at Tokyo this past weekend.
By the 33rd kilometer, it was his race to lose.
Running the Tokyo Marathon is now harder than ever.
The competitors will complete 422 laps in one room.
Knee problems continue to plague him.
It weighs six pounds and can do almost anything.