Haile Gebrselassie has withdrawn from this weekend’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10K on Sunday (4 October). The Ethiopian has decided not to travel to Glasgow as his eldest sister is seriously ill and he wishes to be at her side with other family members over the coming days.
Gebrselassie Withdraws From Great Scottish Run
Haile said: “I am sorry not be able to come to Glasgow but I must be with my sister now. I hope people will understand and I promise to come back soon.”
Brendan Foster, chairman of event organisers The Great Run Company, said: “Our thoughts are with Haile’s sister and the family. Of course we understand that Haile needs to be with them in Addis Ababa now.”