|Born:||April 18, 1973 in Assela, Ethiopia|
|Height:||5 ft 3 in (1.64 m)|
|Parents:||Bekele Gebrselassie, Ayelech Degtu|
|Siblings:||Assefa Gebrselassie, Tekeye Gebrselassie|
|Profession:||Ethiopian athlete, Athletics|
Haile Gebrselassie was born 18 April, 1973 in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia. He is an Olympic and world champion. Winning two Olympic gold medals at 10,000 metres, and four world championships at the same distance. Haile Gebrselassie has won major titles at all distances from 1500 metres to the marathon. During his career, he broke 27 world records and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time. Although he is still a keen runner, he has announced plans to enter into politics to help his country, Ethiopia move forward.