Legendary Runner in NYC Half-Marathon

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Haile Gebrselassie, who holds the world record for the fastest marathon time at 2:03:59, will compete in the New York City Half-Marathon on March 21, Cool Running News reports. He ran it in 2007, finishing at an event record time of 59:24. At 36, he has set 25 world records and has won Olympic gold medals.

"Haile is a superstar, a legendary champion and an ambassador for thesport, and we continue to be amazed by him," Mary Wittenberg, the race organizer New York Road Runners's president and CEO, said.

"I'm very excited about going back to New York," Gebrselassie said.

--Aileen Torres

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