Updated: 23/07/2012 16:10 | By pa.press.net

Gebrselassie will be in Great North Run



Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie won the Great North Run in 2010

Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie won the Great North Run in 2010

Haile Gebrselassie has confirmed he will compete in this September's Bupa Great North Run.

The veteran Ethiopian, who won the race in 2010, has 27 world records to his name.

"The race is so big and wonderful and it is good to be part of its history," the 39-year-old said.

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