BBC Sport - Haile Gebrselassie retires: 'Running gives you everything'
Gebrselassie on retiring
- From the section Athletics
Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie announces his retirement from competitive running at the Great City Games in Manchester.
The 42-year-old set 27 world records in his career and will continue for his own enjoyment as "running gives you everything you wish".
Gebrselassie set 61 national records, won two Olympic gold medals and was the world 10,000m champion four times.