Haile Gebrselassie wins in Dubai in 2:06:09
The Dubai Marathon was offering $1 million if Haile could break his own world record of 2:03:59. However, the pace wasn’t fast enough this time – he reached the halfway point in 1:02:51.
Although Gebrselassie did not break the record, and he won again. 2:06:09 is pretty good after all, and he did earn $250,000 for is third Dubai win.
Runners World reports “Haile had a back problem early in the morning, which made him change plans – so he ‘only’ went for winning.”