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Ethiopia - Bekele wins gold at the world championships
OSAKA, Japan: Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won his third 10,000-meter world title, surging clear on the last lap Monday and crossing in 27 minutes, 5.90 seconds.
OSAKA, Japan: Kenenisa Bekele needs almost no practice to win at 10,000 meters.
The Ethiopian proved it again Monday in his first race at the distance this season, running 27 minutes, 05.90 seconds to claim his third straight 10,000-meter title at the world championships.
Fellow Ethiopian Sileshi Sihine took silver in 27:09.03 with bronze for Kenyan Martin Mathathi in 27:12.17.
Bekele ran in third place from the start with Zersenay Tadesse of Eritrea leading for most of the race.
Mathathi led a break away with three laps to go, the Ethiopians went with him and Tadesse faded.
On the final lap, Bekele edged in behind Sihine and then overtook him with 200 meters to go and swept home to win by a whopping 25 meters.
Sihine, called the "silver man" for finishing second so often to Bekele, was second in the 2004 Olympics and second in the world championships two years ago at both 10,000 and 5,000 meters. Bekele won all those races, too.
The 25-year-old Bekele is peerless at the 10,000. He's the world record holder, the defending Olympic champion and is undefeated at the distance in eight races over four years.
Bekele picks his spots. This was his first 10,000 race this season and some thought he might be vulnerable. He lost in the world cross country championships in March after 10 wins over five years.
On another hot, muggy night in western Japan, the 25-year-old Ethiopian was far off his record time of 26:17.53 set two years ago in Brussels.
Bekele has never won Olympic or world gold at 5,000 meters, although he's the world record holder (12:37.35) at the distance. He not expected to run that distance in Osaka.
Thanks to Tiruye, Kenenisa Anbesaw and Sileshi , Ethiopia is now Number 2 in the medal table with 2 Golds and 1 Silver as of August 27. United States is number 1.
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Bravo! God bless you guys.
Excellent job Kenenisa Bekele. Congrtulation buddy. your friend Yeha.
knenisa yene anbessa!! wow…wow..wow! no body makes our country proud like our runners. may God bless you and your teamates. U make us even more proud to be an Ethiopian.
Great Job Kenenisa. You are still the best.
Wawu Qanani biyya!
You are a Hero ! We are proud u
God bless you!
Dank je wel,
I have no words, simply the best,You Guys make us proud……
Bravo Kenenis that is what we are waiting from our lions.Kenenisa Anbesa and also seleshi sehen anbesa.
God bless you."Ye ethiopia amlak Keenante gar yehun".
KENENISA YENEA ANBESA
GOD BLESS U
I was watching the race with tension I afred a litle bit in the finishing line but the Lion came out behind took the glory kenenisau r realy hero
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!! this is amazing!!!!!!!!!! wow, this is just crazy. please nazret put the medal table rankings here on your website.
and Sihine, the “silver man”
we are proud of you too!!! if it wasn’t for you we can’t be high in medal rankings.
I LOVE YOU ITIOPIAAAAAAAAA!!
GOOD JOB BEKELE,,,, SOORY FOR ERITERIAN HERO(TADDESE)………
our hero,you are great!
we love you!
That is what i call Ethiopian treasure.
Selam La Ethiopia !
How it is wonderful to hear this kind of congratulation from our heros!I love to see these two sons of Ethiopia running together side by side.
God bless you, brothers!
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