Haile Gebrselassie pulls out of Great South Run
Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie has withdrawn from this Sunday's Great South Run.
The 41-year-old was due to make his debut in the event, which is its 25th year, but setbacks in his training have forced him to pull out.
The news is a double blow for organisers, following the withdrawal of European Championship gold medallist Jo Pavey in the women's race.
Around 25,000 people will run the 10-mile course in Portsmouth.