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New mark by Gebreselassie

Doha: Olympic legend Haile Gebreselassie of Ethopia broke the 10km road race world record and won the $ 1 m prize in Doha Wednesday.

Gebreselassie, double Olympic 10,000m champion, clocked 27:02 in his comeback after a calf injury sustained during the London Marathon in April, to break Kenyan Sammy Kipketer’s world best of 27:11.

“The first kilometre was a little bit fast and I was a little nervous, but everything turned out so well, it’s really fantastic,” said Gebrselassie.

In the women’s race, fellow Ethiopian Derartu Tulu, the world and Olympic 10,000m champion, won in 32:23.

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