28 May 2012

Former Olympic champion admits London dream is over

11:58 am on 28 May 2012

The former 10,000 metres world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has failed to qualify for the London Olympics after finishing seventh at the Fanny Blankers-Koen meet in the Netherlands.

The race doubled as the official Ethiopian Olympic trial.

The 39-year-old finished nine seconds behind the winner and admits his dream of competing at his fifth Olympics is over.

Gebrselassie won gold in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.