KENENISA BEKELE RUMORS

Kenenisa Bekele wins Berlin Marathon, misses world mark

BERLIN (AP) Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia pulled away late in the race to win the Berlin Marathon just outside the world record time on Sunday. Bekele's winning time of two hours, 3 minutes and 3 seconds was six seconds outside Dennis Kimetto's world record, also set in Berlin in 2014 and is the second best time. Bekele and Wilson Kipsang of Kenya opened a considerable lead over...
Via Associated Press
September 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Can anybody slow down distance runner Mo Farah?

On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar.  With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele out, Geoffrey Mutai in for London Marathon

LONDON (AP) Ethiopian distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has pulled out of next month's London Marathon because of an Achilles tendon injury. Bekele, a multiple Olympic and world champion on the track, had been scheduled to make his debut in the London race on April 26, but picked up the injury to his right Achilles while competing in the Dubai Marathon in January. He says he...
Via Associated Press
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Perfect weather forecast for Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (AP) Near-perfect conditions are expected to give elite entries in Sunday's Chicago Marathon an opportunity for record-setting runs. The forecast is for 40 degree temperatures for the beginning of the race and the 26.2-mile course is relative flat. ''If it's a nice day those guys up front could threaten the world record,'' said Bobby Curtis, who owns a 2 hour, 13-minute...
Via Associated Press
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele wins Paris marathon

PARIS (AP) Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris marathon on Sunday on his debut at the distance.
Via FOXSports.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kenenisa Bekele to make marathon debut in Paris

Ethiopian distance running great Kenenisa Bekele will make his marathon debut in Paris, race organizers said Thursday, putting on hold a high-profile rematch with Mo Farah. Bekele's participation in the Paris Marathon on April 6 follows his first half marathon at the Great North Run in Britain in September, which he won by a second ahead of Britain's Farah, the Olympic champion...
Via FOX Sports
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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