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Meeting Haile Gebrselassie

DAY 11


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Today we travelled to Hawassa to stay in a hotel for a night.

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On the way we stopped for a coffee at the Haile resort owned by the famous Ethiopian Olympic runner Haile Gebrselassie..
As we were leaving and while my dad was looking at Haile's trophy, a man walked into the hotel and guess who it was? It was Haile Gebrselassie !!
I met Haile five years ago when he won the Melbourne marathon, and he remembered having his photo taken with the Ethiopian kids on stage.

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He was very nice and he insisted on taking 2 photos! I felt a little bit nervous and at the same time i felt very excited meeting him.

Written by Tia

Posted by tia-saz-fitz 18:00 Archived in Ethiopia

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Love your story Tia.

by Georgia

Photos are amazing guys. What a wonderful, emotional and life changing experience ! Look forward to hugging you all on your return and Sarah catching up and hearing all about it :-)

by Belinda Hynson

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