Ethiopia's Haile Gebreselassie fails to qualify for Olympics
May 28 , 2012
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.