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Haile Gebrselassie

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Haile Gebrselassie (Amharic: ኀይሌ ገብረ ሥላሴ, haylē gebre silassē; born 18 April 1973) is an Ethiopian retired long-distance track, road running athlete, and businessman. He won two Olympic gold medals and four World Championship titles over the 10,000 metres. He 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 1,189,631 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Haile Gebrselassie is the 70th most popular athlete (up from 108th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Ethiopia (up from 20th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ethiopian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 70 out of 3,059Before him are Alain Mimoun, Irina Press, Jim Thorpe, Alajos Szokolyi, Elvīra Ozoliņa, and Ralph Craig. After him are Jüri Tamm, Volodymyr Holubnychy, Robert Garrett, Myer Prinstein, Jim Hines, and Stamata Revithi.

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Among people born in 1973, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 41Before him are Monica Seles, Varg Vikernes, Christian Vieri, Rogério Ceni, Xavier Bettel, and Jay-Jay Okocha. After him are Rüştü Reçber, Patrick Wilson, Giancarlo Fisichella, Claude Makélélé, Ceca, and Mos Def.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 19 out of 89Before him are Meles Zenawi (1955), Abdullah ibn Ja'far (650), Amha Selassie (1916), Gebre Mesqel Lalibela (1200), Abiy Ahmed (1976), and Mulatu Teshome (1955). After him are Taytu Betul (1851), Yohannes IV (1837), Mamo Wolde (1932), Fasilides (1603), Zara Yaqob (1399), and Mulatu Astatke (1943).

Among ATHLETES In Ethiopia

Among athletes born in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ranks 2Before him are Abebe Bikila (1932). After him are Mamo Wolde (1932), Kenenisa Bekele (1982), Miruts Yifter (1944), Sifan Hassan (1993), Tirunesh Dibaba (1985), Derartu Tulu (1972), Addis Abebe (1970), Eshetu Tura (1950), Genzebe Dibaba (1991), and Fatuma Roba (1973).

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