Haile Gebre Selassie is regarded universally as the greatest distance runner of all times.
With a career that sees him breaking records as they are made, Haile has built an extraordinary reputation as an exceptional athlete who is setting a new level in long-distance running.
As a child he had to run 10 kilometers a day each way to go and come back from school. At age 16, without any formal training, he entered the Addis Ababa marathon, and finished in 2:42.
The Ethiopian runner, who won 2 Olympic Golds and 4 world titles in 10000 meters, runs with a crooked left arm because he developed the habit as a child when he used to run 10 kilometers to school every day whilst holding his books.