Gebrselassie in comeback win

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The Independent Online

Haile Gebrselassie returned to form with an easy victory at the Great Birmingham Run yesterday after dropping out of last month's Berlin Marathon with breathing problems. The Ethiopian broke clear to prevail in a time of 1hr 1min 29sec.

Essa Rashed was runner-up in 1:02:28 while Morocco's Abderrahime Bouramdane was third in 1:03:57. "The last part of the race was a bit windy and I was almost crying going up that hill which was very tough," Gebrselassie said after his half-marathon win.