HAILE GEBRESELASSIE, Ethiopian Gold
Director(s): François-Xavier BUSNEL Contact Print page
Born in 1973, the 10 000 m champion who took gold in Atlanta spends most of his time in his own country. He travels abroad only for competitions or to work with his Dutch coach.
Three times world champion and record holder, Gebre has become legend in his own time. His races are transmitted by Ethiopian television, watched by entire villages who consider him a hero.