Saturday, September 19, 2009
This is perhaps the closest I will every get to Haile. I was 'sight seeing' around Brandenburg Gate and stumbled across Haile. Marathon organizers were doing a promo film of sorts and presented BIB to Haile. I was fortunate to be part of the ceremony. Here are few snaps from the 15 minutes ever I will be in the vicinity of Haile.
Bunch of runners from Brazil also spotted Haile and invited him for a photo.. I joined the crowd as well.. but my self portrait missed me by miles..!!! Here is the moment anyways..
Promo included Haile running through the famous Brandenburg Gate.
I overheard Haile saying that he is well prepared for the marathon and wanted to do his best.. Is he going to break the world record this Sunday..?
BIBs were handed out to Haile and Peter in a brief / simple ceremony...