Austria Gebrselassie A New Race

July 8, 2013 - 12:36 PM
File- In this photo taken Friday, April 12, 2013 Ethiopia's long distance runner and marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie speaks during a news conference ahead of the Vienna city marathon in Vienna, Austria. Gebrselassie says that he is entering politics and may run for president of Ethiopia, even if some closest to him, including members of his own family, are against it. The two-time Olympic gold medalist and multiple world champion in the 10,000 meters, who set over two dozen distance world records in his career, tells The Associated Press he wants to “reach more people” through politics, a topic most Ethiopians avoid at all costs in a restrictive society with few civil liberties. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)