The Imperious Kenenisa Bekele

Reuters
Photo: Kenenisa Bekele celebrates winning the men’s 10,000m final.
(Reuters: Gary Hershorn)

August 17th, 2008

World record holder Kenenisa Bekele has secured what he hopes will be the first leg of the long-distance double, retaining his Olympic 10,000 metres title with a devastating last lap.

After tracking the lead for most of the race, Bekele let rip over the last 400m to finish well clear of team-mate Sileshi Sihine, who also got silver behind him in Athens.

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