Gebrselassie’s exit cause for big concern

Ethiopia track and marathon legend Haile Gebrselassie when he visited Nation Centre in Nairobi on January 20, 2017. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • To be honest, when Gebrselassie was elected, we were all excited that one of our own was here to change the matrix of how athletics is run
  • I am sorry to say the conspiracy by fellow athletes to push him out is a “disease” that is also prevalent here in Kenya
  • For things to work in the Ethiopian athletics arena, Gebrselassie needed time having been there for only two years

Haile Gebrselassie’s resignation as the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) president after two years of serving got me thinking. In his own words, Gebrselassie claimed his resignation was “a sacrifice” for local athletics — whatever that means!

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