Saturday, September 19, 2009

Chasing Halile

Berlin Marathon 2009 - Haile
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.

Berlin Marathon 2009 - 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..

Berlin Marathon 2009 - Haile
Promo included Haile running through the famous Brandenburg Gate.

Berlin Marathon 2009 - Haile
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..?

Berlin Marathon 2009 - Haile
BIBs were handed out to Haile and Peter in a brief / simple ceremony...