An Old Man outruns Gebrselassie

A Clerihew to mark the disappointing news that the Olympic marathon in London won’t be graced by all-time great Haile Gebrselassie who has failed to make the Ethiopian team for 2012

When Haile Gebrselassie

Went to step on the gas he

Found himself pipped at the line

By a late dash from Old Father Time

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