Great Scottish Run: Gebreselassie, Gelana and Kiplagat the Favourites

HaileAt 41 years young, Haile Gebrselassie still has plenty of ambitions to fulfil, but the Ethiopian has been told he will have to fight to defend his title at the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, in Glasgow on Sunday (5).

Twelve months ago, the two-time Olympic champion claimed his latest world best in the British city when stealing away the M40 record at the half marathon with a victorious time of 1:01:09.

In the women’s category, Olympic marathon champion Tiki Gelana, fresh from coming third at the recent Great North Run in Newcastle, will likely face off with two-time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat in the women’s race with the Ethiopian starting her personal countdown towards the 2016 Olympics.

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