Ethiopia's Haile Gebreselassie fails to qualify for Olympics

  • Ethiopian two-time Olympic 10,000 meter champion Haile Gebrselassie has failed to qualify for the 2012 London Games after finishing seventh at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo.

    The race was an official Ethiopian Olympic trial and Gebrselassie needed a top-two finish to qualify.

    The 39-year-old ran a time of 27 minutes 20.39 seconds, nearly nine seconds behind winner Tariku Bekele.

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