NYC Marathon: Guts from Chile, glory for Ethiopia

Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the start of the New York City Marathon Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

November 7, 2010 3:10:27 PM PST
Gebre Gebremariam saw his country's greatest marathoner pull up in pain on the Queensboro Bridge, at the 16th mile. He urged Haile Gebrselassie to keep going, but what the world-record holder felt in his right knee told him his career was over, and it was time for a new Ethiopian star.