One of the world's great distance runners has unexpectedly retired.
Two-time Olympic champion
"I'm very happy to stop here," he told reporters. "I knew this was going to be the last one."
In a racing career that spanned more than two decades, Gebrselassie won his Olympic golds in the 10,000 meters, captured numerous world championships and set more than a dozen world records at various distances.
The 42-year-old Ethiopian's departure was a secret to all but his closest friends. He plans to continue entering races but will not train to stay at an elite level.