Two-hour barrier will fall: Haile

BERLIN - Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, who broke the world marathon record by 29 seconds on Sunday, believes it is only a matter of time before someone covers the 42,2km distance in two hours flat.

BERLIN - Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie, who broke the world marathon record by 29 seconds on Sunday, believes it is only a matter of time before someone covers the 42,2km distance in two hours flat.

Gebrselassie, 34, clocked 2hrs:4min:26sec in Berlin on Sunday to better the four-year-old record held by Kenya's Paul Tergat by 29 seconds.

"Sure, it will happen," he told reporters yesterday. "But when? Will it be in 20 years? Or 40 years? Nobody knows. The more technology develops, the more athletes will run faster. I believe one day it will happen." - Reuters

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