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EP 226 – Haile Gebrselassie – Never Underestimate The Power Of Training


August 13, 2018 by Tola

Haile Gabrselassie is a distance running legend who has dedicated his life after athletics to helping young athletes. One of the lessons he teaches is never underestimate the power of training in sports.

This is the first athlete we’ll be looking at in our new series on african legends who achieved exceptional things in the world of sports. They have proved that just because you come from africa, it doesn’t mean you cannot succeed in sports.

Haile Gabrselassie is a perfect example. He comes from Addis Abbaba in Ethiopia which is very poor african country but despite that he is one of the greatest distance running champions in history. He dominated the sport for 19 years and broke the world record on 27 different occasions.

“I was successful because I worked harder than anyone else” – those were his words when asked why he was so successful in his career.

In this episode of Athlete Maestro, I delve into the career of Haile Gabrselassie and pull out a few lessons you can learn from him and his career.

This episode would show you why you should focus on the essentials and also how you can use those before you as inspiration in the pursuit of your goals.

Remember, knowing is not enough you must apply, willing is not enough you must do.

Listen below and get in touch if you have any questions tola@athletemaestro.com


  • Why you should never underestimate the power of training in sports.
  • How to use those before you as inspirations.
  • How to focus on the essentials of your sport.
  • and more

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Tola Ogunlewe is a Sports Performance Coach, Sports Lawyer, Father and the creator of Athlete Maestro.

He is a real world mentor to young athletes.

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