Haile Gebrselassie Quotes & Sayings

68 most famous Haile Gebrselassie quotes and sayings (athlete). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there.”
Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.”
Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.”
Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“For me a day without training is like a day without eating.”
“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.”
Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“The marathon always starts after 30K. That's where the problems start. You start without any problems, without any pain. All the pain comes after 30K. Sometimes, it's possible to have pain even in the finger.”
“My father thought sport was something fun - he didn't know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: 'Good, you can support not just yourself but me too'.”
Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“In my life I do a lot of things but I never forget my training.”
Haile Gebrselassie Quotes
“You know the marathon in my country is just exceptional. It's like soccer in England. If England win the world cup and Ethiopia win the marathon - it's the same.”
“I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn't feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.”

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