Ethiopia (AP) – The great Haile Gebrselassie Running called on the "sacrifice" for sports to resign as president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Monday.
He was president for two years. He was replaced by another great Tula Toulouse during the run.
Gebrselassie thinks that there is political motivation as the local athletes complain about training facilities and decision making. The problem came to a head on Sunday at a medal event at a regional convention when Junior athletes refused to shake hands with the land officials.
Gebrselassie is considered the best street runner since winning the major competition from 1,500 meters to the marathon. He won two Olympic gold medals and set 27 world records.