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Kenenisa Bekele Claims Gold in Olympic Record Time 4:26

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia becomes an Olympic champion for the first time at the Athens 2004 Games. In the 10000m, Bekele powers to the finish line, securing the gold medal in 27:05.11 and setting a new Olympic record. A few days later, in the 5000m, Bekele leads most of the race but gets surpassed by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco, settling for silver in 13:14.59. Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) - Athletics - Athens 2004

8/13/2004 12:00:00 AM