27 Candid Truths Revealed About Kenenisa Bekele

1. Kenenisa Bekele est un coureur de longue distance éthiopienne, who holds the world record and Olympic record in both the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres events.

2. He won a double at the 2008 Summer Olympics in these events; he also won the 2004 titre olympique sur 10,000 m.

3. Il est marié à Danawit Gebregziabher et a un frère Tariku Bekele.

4. He is the most accomplished runner in IAAF World Cross Country Championships history, avec six titres de long cours.

5. He won the 10,000 m titre aux Championnats du monde d'athlétisme à quatre reprises en cours d'exécution à partir 2003 to 2009 .

6. Kenenisa was unbeaten over 10,000 m from his debut in 2003 until 2011, when he failed to finish at the World Championships final.

7. At the 2009 Championnats du monde d'athlétisme, il est devenu le premier homme à remporter à la fois 5000 m and 10,000 m titre aux mêmes championnats.

8. Plus de 5000 m, il a également remporté un argent olympique , two African Championship titles and one All-Africa Games gold medal.

9. He also won the 3000 metres title at the World Indoor Championships in 2006.

10. Kenenisa is considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time, owning several world records and an array of medals.

11. On April 6, 2014, he produced the sixth fastest marathon debut ever on a record eligible course with his victory at the Paris Marathon, in a course record time of 2:05:04.

12. He is the older brother of Tariku Bekele, also an accomplished world-class distance runner.

13. Kenenisa was born in 1982 at Bekoji, Ethiopia, la même ville que les soeurs Dibaba et leur cousin Derartu Tulu.

14. In August 2001 he set a new 3000 metres world junior record, 7:30.67 minutes in Brussels.

15. The record lasted for three and a half years, being broken by Augustine Choge with a run of 7:28.78 minutes.

16. For five years in a row, from 2002 through 2006, il a pris les deux courses courtes aux Championnats du Monde de Cross Country de l'IAAF, a feat no other runner has accomplished even once.

17. Dans 2004, he broke the world records for the indoor 5000 m, outdoor 5000 m and outdoor 10,000 m.

18. Kenenisa is renowned for his ability to accelerate very quickly at the end of a long distance race; in Oslo in June 2003, Bekele chased after Kenyan Abraham Chebii and ran a 54.64 final 400 to win the race in 12:52.26.

19. Again in Lausanne on 1 July 2003, Kenenisa recorded a 200 m segment during the last lap in 24 seconds and a 100 m section in 12 seconds to run a 52.63 final lap.

20. Kenenisa has faced his mentor Haile Gebrselassie twice in road competition, once in cross country, and six times on the track.

21. She was the 2003 World Youth Champion in the 1500 metres and in excellent physical condition.

22. Such confusion was presumed to have been caused by his grief.

23. A few weeks later he lost to fellow Ethiopian Markos Geneti over two miles.

24. Despite his grief and recent losses on the track, he lined up to defend his long and short course titles at the 2005 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

25. In dramatic fashion, Kenenisa bested the field in the short course despite a fast pace set by Qatari Saif Saaeed Shaheen.

26. He followed that win with a long course victory the next day over Eritrean Zersenay Tadese and Kenyan rival Eliud Kipchoge.

27. On 8 August 2005, Kenenisa Bekele won the gold medal in the 10,000 m at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki with a stunning last 200 m spurt.

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