Top athlete pulls out of Olympic marathon because of pollution

Posted by Laura Grant on March 10, 2008
Posted in Green News

World marathon record-holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia says he won’t compete in the Olympic marathon this year because of fears that Beijing’s air pollution would damage his health, Reuters reports. But he will compete in the 10,000 metre race. The long-distance star suffers from asthma.

Via :: Environment News Network

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