Ex-Olympic champion Gebrselassie to take part in Stanchart Marathon Singapore 10km

A treat is in store for 10km runners at this December's Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore (SCMS) as they may get a chance to rub shoulders with one of athletics' greatest champions.

Two-time Olympic and four-time world 10km champion Haile Gebrselassie confirmed he will be taking part in the 10km category of the SCMS.

The Ethiopian will also host a number of training clinics when he is in town, and share his experience with local runners. It will be his first trip to Singapore.

Said Gebrselassie, 41: "Everyone I've spoken with has told me the Standard Chartered Marathon Singapore is one of the great events in Asia and I'm delighted to have chosen this race as my first running event in (South-east Asia)."