Gebrselassie returns to Berlin Marathon



BERLIN (AP) — Haile Gebrselassie returns to the Berlin Marathon, the site of his world record performance, hoping to secure a place on the Ethiopia team for the 2012 London Olympics.

Gebrselassie became the first man to break 2 hours and 4 minutes in a marathon when he ran 2:03.59 on Berlin’s flat course in 2008.

The 38-year-old runner has won the Berlin Marathon four straight times from 2006 and will face last year’s winner, Patrick Makau of Kenya.

Gebrselassie says Sunday’s race is “the best chance to get a good time” ahead of London.