英國報紙的周末版，無論《FT》、《Observer》還是《Sunday Times》都有些短打式的人物訪問。2月25日訪問了Halie Gebrselassie，試試用同一組問題問自己：
What was your earliest ambition?
I wanted to be a photographer, traveling around the world.
Public school or state school? University or straight into work?
I have no idea. A university degree is a must nowaday?
Who is your mentor?
I don't have a mentor in real life. If I really need to give a name, maybe 大前研一 is, his book《想做的事就去做》has a great impact on me.
How physically fit are you?
Fitter than most people, but not fit enough to run a sub 4 marathon.
Ambition or talent: which matters more to success?
Talent. I always have ambition but I am not that successful. Of course, discipline and passion are most important
Have you ever taken an IQ test?
Yes. Online IQ test, if my memory is correct, my mark is about 110. I am not a smart guy.
How politically committed are you?
I am a bystander, I am interested in understaind politics, but I have no interest in participating this game.
Do you consider your carbon footprint?
Sorry. I like traveling too much. It is painful for me not to travel for more than three months.
What would you like to own that you don’t currently possess?
More money, to fulfil my dream, running all races in this planet.
Do you have more than one home?
1/3? I share with my father and brother.
What’s your biggest extravagance?
To eat Hagendaz ice-cream in Hong Kong. In UK, 473ml just cost 2.07 pounds! HK, at least HK$50, more than a double!
In what place are you happiest?
With my dear, Miss S.
What ambitions do you still have?
To finish at least 100 marathon races. Run at least a race in every country. To be a correspondent in the Middle East.
What drives you on?
You can only live once. When I become an old man, I can tell myself, I have had a good life and I didn't waste my life.
What is the greatest achievement of your life so far?
Have Ms. S to be my wife.
What has been your greatest disappointment?
I cannot have a job/career related to the Middle East/Marathon.
If your 20-year-old self could see you now, what would he think?
I am a lucky man! My life is more interesting than many.
If you lost everything tomorrow, what would you do?
Given that I can still run, my wife is still here. It is not a big deal.
Do you believe in assisted suicide?
Hard to say, as I believe in God, but I understand why people want to do it.
Do you believe in an afterlife?
If you had to rate your satisfaction with your life so far, out of 10, what would you score?