Haile Gebrselassie

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Haile Gebrselassie (Amharic: ኀይሌ ገብረ ሥላሴ, romanized: Haylē Gebre Silassē; born 18 April 1973) is an Ethiopian former long-distance track, road running athlete, and businessman. He won two Olympic gold medals and four World Championship titles over the 10,000 metres. Haile triumphed in the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Haile Gebrselassie has received more than 1,384,829 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Haile Gebrselassie is the 111th most popular athlete (down from 73rd in 2019), the 22nd most popular biography from Ethiopia (down from 19th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ethiopian Athlete.

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Over the past year Haile Gebrselassie has had the most page views in the with 159,170 views, followed by German (23,060), and Spanish (21,948). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Telugu (623.33%), Yoruba (129.34%), and Sicilian (52.18%)


Among athletes, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 111 out of 6,025Before him are Edwin Moses, Gaston Roelants, Volodymyr Holubnychy, Thomas Curtis, Donald Arnold, and Pyotr Bolotnikov. After him are Egil Danielsen, Ivanka Khristova, Sherm Clark, Eric Liddell, Michel Jazy, and Alajos Szokolyi.

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Among people born in 1973, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 56Before him are Marc Overmars, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Roberto Ayala, Juliette Lewis, Guillaume Canet, and Pauleta. After him are Takeshi Kaneshiro, Li Bingbing, Ceca, Giancarlo Fisichella, Federica Mogherini, and Roberto Martínez.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 22 out of 105Before him are Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (1506), Meles Zenawi (1955), Mulatu Teshome (1955), Kaleb of Axum (500), Abiy Ahmed (1976), and Taytu Betul (1851). After him are Amha Selassie (1916), Mamo Wolde (1932), Yohannes IV (1837), Negasso Gidada (1943), Wilfred Thesiger (1910), and Gudit (950).

Among ATHLETES In Ethiopia

Among athletes born in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 2Before him are Abebe Bikila (1932). After him are Mamo Wolde (1932), Miruts Yifter (1944), Kenenisa Bekele (1982), Derartu Tulu (1972), Tirunesh Dibaba (1985), Sifan Hassan (1993), Berhane Adere (1973), Addis Abebe (1970), Eshetu Tura (1950), and Fatuma Roba (1973).