Athletics: Distance great Gebrselassie elected Ethiopia athletics chief

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Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie has been elected president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, as the country grapples with doping issues and poor results on the track.

Ethiopia, which alongside neighbour Kenya has for many years dominated distance running, had its credibility questioned earlier this year when six of its athletes came under investigation for doping.

Gebrselassie, considered one of the sport's greatest distance athletes, gave up competitive running in March last year.

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