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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
  • Bekele Wins Second Gold in Olympic Record Time | Video

    Bekele Wins Second Gold in Olympic Record Time

    Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele takes the historic double in the 5000m and 10000m as he smashes Saïd Aouita's Olympic record by almost 8 seconds with a time of 12:57.82. Bekele paces himself over much of the race and accelerates to a final lap time of 53.87. Athletics 5000m Men Final - Olympic Record (12:57.82) - Beijing 2008 - Kenenisa Bekele (ETH), Eliud Kipchoge (KEN), Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (KEN)
  • Bekele Continues Domination and Takes Home the Gold | Video

    Bekele Continues Domination and Takes Home the Gold

    Kenenisa Bekele repeats as Olympic champion with an easy win in the Men's 10000m. The early part of the race is dictated by Eritrean Kidane Tadasse, but Bekele bides him time and takes charge with one lap to go, finishing in an Olympic record time of 27:01.17. His fellow countryman Sihine takes and silver in a repeat of the Athens top two. Athletics 10000m Men Final - Olympic Record (27:01.17) - Beijing 2008 - Kenenisa Bekele (ETH), Sileshi Sihine (ETH), Micah Kogo (KEN).
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