Gebrselassie runs out of chances to run in London
Monday 28 May 2012
Haile Gebrselassie's hopes of appearing at the London Olympics were dashed yesterday after the two-time Olympic 10,000m champion could only finish seventh at the Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo.
With the Ethiopian Athletics Federation using this meet in Netherlands as a qualifier for the Games, the 39-year-old needed to finish among the top two athletes from his country. But he came in sixth among a strong Ethiopian contingent headed by Tariku Bekele, whose brother Kenenisa, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic champion, is likely to get the wild card providing he can prove his fitness.
Britain's Greg Rutherford and Goldie Sayers both claimed victories in Rabat, Morocco last night. Rutherford won the long jump with a best effort of 8.17m ahead of Aleksandr Menkov of Russia and fellow Briton Chris Tomlinson, who leapt 8.01m. Sayers won the women's javelin with a throw of 62.35m, almost two metres better than nearest challenger Katharina Molitor of Germany.
World champion Dai Greene was second behind former world and Olympic champion Felix Sanchez in the 400m hurdles.
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