Here's a colouring page of Haile Gebrselassie, the popular long-distance and marathon runner and Olympic gold medal winner from Ethiopa.
Haile Gebrselassie (1973 - present) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who has won two Olympic gold medals in the 10,000 metres and now runs marathons around the world
Fun fact: Haile comes from a big family - he was one of 10 children - and he grew up on a farm. Every day he would run 10 kilometres to school and 10 kilometres back. He still runs as if he is holding his school books under his left arm!
"First, do enough training. Then believe in yourself and say: I can do it. Tomorrow is my day. And then say: the person in front of me, he is just a human being as well; he has two legs, I have two legs, that is all. That is mentally how you prepare."
Enjoy this fun illustrated poster of Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia's great long distance and marathon runner.
Kids can try to find out a little about Haile Gebrselassie and fill out our fun printable worksheet.