Kenenisa back to torment Kenya in the 5,000m

Daily Nation
By ELIAS MAKORI in Beijing

Tuesday, August 19 2008 at 20:25

If Kenyans thought Kenenisa Bekele was done and dusted, then the bad news is that the unstoppable Ethiopian will rear his ugly head again today when he competes in the 5,000 metres qualifiers in an attempt to clinch a double after winning the 10,000m gold on Sunday.

The Kenyans out to stop Bekele are Athens bronze medallist and former world champion Eliud Kipchoge, upstarts Edwin Soi and Thomas Longosiwa.

Longosiwa has been drawn in the most difficult of the heats and with the first four in each heat qualifying alongside the overall fastest three, he will be hard pressed to make an impression.
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The Imperious Kenenisa Bekele
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Kenenisa Bekele celebrates winning the gold. (Photo credit: Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

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Athletes compete in Men’s 10000m final. (Photo credit: Xinhua)

1 Response to “Kenenisa back to torment Kenya in the 5,000m”


  1. 1 Dave Tekle Aug 19th, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Here is Teddy Afro’s song dedicated to the almighty Kenenisa. Go tourment them, guy!!

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