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Ethiopia - Kenenisa Bekele smashed Olympic Record in 10K wins the 2nd Gold for Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia smashed the Olympic record in the Men's 10,000 meters and wins the second gold for Team Ethiopia in Beijing. Silesh Sihne of Ethiopia wins the Silver medal and Haile Gebrselassie failed to win any medal finishing 6th after Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese
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Bekele retains 10,000 title
BEIJING, Aug 17 (Reuters) - World record holder Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia secured what he hopes will be the first leg of the long-distance double when he retained his Olympic 10,000 metres title with a devastating last lap on Sunday.
After tracking the leaders for most of the race Bekele let rip over the last 400 metres to finish well clear of team mate Sileshi Sihine, who also got silver behind him in Athens, and Micah Kogo snatched bronze for Kenya.
Haile Gebrselassie's bid for an emotional third gold after his triumphs in 1996 and 2000 fell short when he finished sixth.
Bekele has said he hopes to race the 5,000 metres but will decide after Sunday's race.
|1||BEKELE Kenenisa||Ethiopia||Jun 13 1982||27:01.17|
|2||SIHINE Sileshi||Ethiopia||May 09 1983||27:02.77|
|3||KOGO Micah||Kenya||Jun 03 1986||27:04.11|
|4||MASAI Moses Ndiema||Kenya||Jun 01 1986||27:04.11|
|5||TADESE Zersenay||Eritrea||Jan 01 1982||27:05.11|
|6||GEBRSELASSIE Haile||Ethiopia||Apr 18 1973||27:06.68|
|7||MATHATHI Martin Irungu||Kenya||Dec 25 1958||27:08.25|
|8||ABDULLAH Ahmad Hassan||Qatar||Jul 29 1981||27:23.75|
|9||NAASI Fabiano Joseph||Tanzania||Dec 24 1985||27:25.33|
|10||TOROITICH Boniface Kiprop||Uganda||Dec 09 1985||27:27.28|
Kenenisa Yegna Anbessa
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bravo kenenisa…hell with the eritreans…they r good for nothing as always..
Congratulations to Ethiopia: the great mother of distance runners! I am proud of the athletes and hope to see more in the 5000 races too.
He is simply a LION! Mind you, he still has has a great potential ahead. Great respect for Sileshi, too! Well done boys!!!
thank you kenenisa, God bless you.
Was it on CBC? I missed it.
He will winn the 5000m too, you will see .
That was an extremly amazing performance. We love you our lions.
Ethiopia Tabesih Edewiha Habe Egziabher.
i am proud for kenenisa and sileshe et haile bravo haile also
That was FUCKING GREAT !!! I mean complete ownage of the field !! VERY SATISFYING !!!
A clear message to the Eritreans (Yes, face it… you’ve been left in the dust!!) and Kenyans !!
Yeah Baby !!!
These are the true Heroins of our beloved mother land! May God bless you all!!!
well DONE KENENISA
ZERESENAI TOO.. U DID YOUR BEST
BUT THE MOROCAN WILL BEAT KENENISA JUST LIKE HE DID IN ATHENS 2004 IN 5000
HAILE HAD ENOUGH HE SHOULD RETIRE FROM TRACK EVENT AND CARRIED ON MARATHON AND MAY ERITREANS RUNNERS MIGHT HAVE A GOOD CHANCE IN MARATHON..
ZERESENAI WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.
I saw the race live on jumptv.com, the race was very fanastic.
we wait alwayse to bring gold féliçitation( congratulation)bravo kennisa selshi haile
HAILE U R AND WILL ALWAYS BE THE BEST!!!!!!!!
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