Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Gebrselassie lights up the day for Ethiopian orphans

Ethiopian distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie joined more than 1000 kids on a fun run on Saturday as he took a break from his racing commitments.

In an event organized by Right to Play (RTP) in collaboration with Worldwide Orphans (WWO) and UNICEF-Ethiopia, Gebrselassie, who is one of RTP’s national athlete ambassadors, led children from six different orphanages in a one-lap fun run at the Addis Ababa stadium and shared his lifetime achievements with the gathering.

“If you are strong and have self confidence, you can reach anywhere,” Gebrselassie said to the children... more

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