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  • Kenenisa Bekele Claims Gold in Olympic Record Time | Video

    Kenenisa Bekele Claims Gold in Olympic Record Time

    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
  • News | RIO 2016

    Rio 2016 - Day 15: Park in-bee makes history; Neymar, Farah and Felix at the top of their game

    Relive the magnificent penultimate day of the Rio Games – Saturday 20 August 2016 – on olympic.org. An action-packed day provided several moments of Olympic history, with Park In-bee triumphing in the women’s golf, Neymar giving Brazil its first-ever Olympic title and Allyson Felix becoming the most decorated female athlete ever, and a whole lot more besides!
    20 Aug 2017 | RIO 2016, Olympic News
  • News | RIO 2016

    Thrills and spills in the middle- and long-distance events at Rio 2016

    From Almaz Ayana’s stunning world record win in the women’s 10,000m to Eliud Kipchoge’s marathon victory on the final day, spectators at Rio 2016 were treated to some unbelievable action in the middle- and long-distance running events.
    25 Oct 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
  • News | RIO 2016

    Farah on track for another double in Rio

    The Olympic 10,000m and 5,000m champion at London 2012 and twice a winner of the same double at the IAAF World Championships since then, British distance runner Mo Farah is aiming to repeat the feat at Rio 2016. Should he do so, he will maintain his unbeaten record in major global events at both distances since the London Games.
    26 Jul 2016 | RIO 2016, Olympic News, Athletics
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    Haile the conquering hero

    Widely regarded as one of the greatest long-distance runners in history, double Olympic 10,000m champion Haile Gebrselassie raced for the last time in May 2015. Here we look back at the career of one of the sporting world’s true legends.
    12 May 2015 | Olympic News
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