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"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
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.See all Editorial Reviews
Jim Denison is a great author who does a good job making this book exciting. Running stories can be boring, eclectic, and sometimes pointless. This book is none of the above. Read morePublished on April 5, 2011 by k b
Denison takes you on a journey into the life of a fine athlete and sportsman. Keep in mind that this book should not be sought after by just the runners or athletes of the world... Read morePublished on March 14, 2010 by M. Rener
This book is great tribute to Haile Gebreselassie. I thought that this book was well pieced together and it gives a good introduction to who he is and what he stands for. Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by Sports Freak
Excellent story of a successfull runner from an under privilage country. The story of his rising to fame is heart warming and all youngsters in the USA should read it to understand... Read morePublished on August 26, 2007 by William M. Welch