Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fit at 40, Ethiopian running legend shares his secrets

(Oct 23, 2013, (The Star Online )) Double Olympic gold medallist Haile Gebrselassie is not about to slow down anytime soon. FOR anyone looking for the secret to staying fit into middle age, who better to ask than Haile Gebrselassie – the Ethiopian running legend who’s still giving much younger men a run for their money.

Aged 40 but barely slowing down, Gebrselassie says his enduring presence in international athletics has nothing to do with fancy foods or the latest gizmos. The key ingredient, he said, is in the mind.

“You have to have three things: discipline, commitment and hard work,” said Gebrselassie, a double Olympic gold medallist in the 10,000m, four-time World Champion over the same distance and two-time world record-breaker in the marathon.

It is this discipline which drives Gebrselassie to train twice a day and clock a daily average of 35km. Preparing for a race provides a goal to commit to, and he said some of his best training comes ahead of a big event. Read more from The Star Online »

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