"Be in no doubt Haile is the greatest distance runner the world has ever seen." -- Dave Bedford, former 10,000m world record holder, and currently race director for the London Marathon
"Haile Gebrselassie has won many great victories. He is a great ambassador for his people." -- Nelson Mandela
"Haile Gebrselassie is the best distance runner I have seen in the last quarter-century, the most electrifying personality." -- Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner's World magazine
"Haile is an elegant champion and a fine example of sportsmanship." -- Lasse Viren, Olympic double-gold medalist
About the Author
Originally from New York, Jim Denison currently lives and works in England. He is the editor of The Coach, a bi-monthly magazine for track and field coaches, and his features on running appear regularly in Athletics Weekly. He is the author of BANNISTER AND BEYOND: The Mystique of the Four-Minute Mile. Denison is also a lecturer in sports sociology at the University of Bath.