11 Jul 2013

Gebrselassie to enter politics

5:19 am on 11 July 2013

The legendary Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie has announced his intention to enter politics, with plans to contest for a seat in his country's parliament in two years.

Gebrselassie, a 40-year-old four-time world 10,000m champion, has made no secret of his ambition to enter politics, which in Ethiopia is dominated by the ruling party with only one opposition member.