Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Running with the Greatest!
Chairman and CEO John Miller and Finance & Control Director Peter Noszek ran recently with the now legendary Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete Haile Gebrselassie at the Manila Polo Club.
Regarded universally as the greatest distance runner of all times, the 37-year old Haile has broken 27 world records and won numerous Olympic and World Championship titles. He is the current world record holder of the marathon distance with a time of 2h 03m 59s. Noting Haile’s mild jetlag, the 52- and 44-year old NPI contestants slowed down a bit, just before the finish line. The three gentlemen crossed the finish line together, John on Haile’s left and Peter on his right!
Haile was in the Philippines recently for the launch of the G4S 4Teen Program where he is the inspirational ambassador. The program groups together 14 of the world’s best young athletes who will be groomed for the 2012 London Olympics.
Source: Nestle Family Balita (March 15, 2010)