Endurance | 1999

Drama, Sports
A part-fiction, part-documentary biography of Haile Gebrselassie, an East African long-distance runner in the 1996 Summer Olympics. As a child, Haile runs everywhere - to and from his school, or a 3 hour trip to collect ...more

Cast

... Himself

Actor

... Haile's Father

Actor

... Haile's Brother

Actor

... Haile's Wife

Actor

... Haile's Police Trainer

Actor

... Young Haile Gebrselassie

Actor

... Haile's Mother

Actor

... Young Haile's Father

Actor

... Shawannes

Actor

... Assefa

Actor

... Ayralem

Actor

... Tekeya

Actor

Company

Adis Ababa Federal Police Force

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Arsi Zone Culture & Information Department

Production Company

Arsi Zone Education Department

Production Company

Arsi Zone Sports Commission

Production Company

Synopsis

A part-fiction, part-documentary biography of Haile Gebrselassie, an East African long-distance runner in the 1996 Summer Olympics. As a child, Haile runs everywhere - to and from his school, or a 3 hour trip to collect water. He is inspired by the 1980 Olympic success of another Ethiopian, Miruts Yifter, in the 10,000 meters and decides to become an athlete. He moves to Addis Ababa, goes into training, and despite personal setbacks such as the death of his mother, he wins gold at the Atlanta games.

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