The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Haile Gebrsellasie ...
Shawananness Gebrselassie ...
Haile's Mother
Yonas Zergaw ...
Young Haile Gebrselassie
Tedesse Haile ...
Young Haile's Father
Bekele Gebrselassie ...
Himself (Haile's Father)
Alem Tellahun ...
Herself (Haile's Wife)
Assefa Gebrselassie
Tizazu Mashresha
Winishet Tesfaye
Abinet Tedesse
Berhane Tesfaye
Bekele Negash
Berhane Taye
Endale Workineh
Zinash Workineh


The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.

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Biography | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 May 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Einzelkämpfer von Atlanta  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,339 (USA) (14 May 1999)


$229,128 (USA) (30 July 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the close-up of an official at the final you can see runners passing by. One of them is wearing orange (clearly Dutch). In the final there was no Dutchman. See more »

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A beautiful movie, should be seen by all
1 February 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I am surprised at the low rating and low number of votes for Endurance. I rented this movie recently and it truly moved me. I spent time in Tanzania in 2003 and it changed my life. The Ethiopian land and culture are quite different but the entire movie brought back emotional flashbacks to my time in Tanzania. The scenes of everyday African life in Endurance are the most realistic and gritty that I have seen in a popular movie. The fact that many of the actors are playing themselves only adds to it. This is the real Africa and you see home life, work, school, church and urban life. The music is also amazing. The movie is slow moving and you need some patience, but the running time is short. Do not shy away from this because it is a Disney movie, it is definitely for all ages. I shed a tear as Haile won his race, and that is rare for me.

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