• Gebraselassie Will Run Fukuoka Marathon

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Former marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie is among the runners that will compete on December 2 in Japan at the Fukuoka Marathon. 

In his Twitter page he tweeted "I am happy to run Fukuoka marathon next month. I have good memories of winning in 2006." This year Gebraselassie finished fourth in the Tokyo Marathon with a time of 2:08:17.

Gebrselassie won two Olympic and four IAAF World Championships gold medals in the 10,000-meter run.  This summer he failed to make Ethiopias 2012 Olympic team in the 10000m race to compete in London Olympics.

Fukuoka Marathon organizers have said that theyd welcome athletes whod been part of the invited field for the canceled New York City Marathon.

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