bekeselassie wrote:Jon wrote:There are rumours in Ethiopia suggesting Haile might retire after the Dubai marathon. Don't know how reliable they are...
How could someone of Haile's mentality not want to contest the Games this year?
One word "Pollution". From all reports Beijing doesn't sound very condusive for distance runners, let alone the marathon. And for someone who has had two legendary wins in the Olympics, would he want to risk a DNF?
I'm guessing that 08 will really be a home field advantage for the Chinese in the marathon.