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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.


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.



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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