‘Great to be Back !’ Kenenisa Bekele Wins 10,000 in Brussels

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Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia ran the year’s fastest 10,000 meters, winning in 26 minutes, 43.16 seconds at the Van Damme Memorial in Brussels, Cheered by 40,000 fans at the King Baudouin Stadium, he took the lead from Kenyan Lucas Rotich with a lap to go.

Obviously Kenenisa Bekele was very happy with his victory. “After having been absent for two years this is a great return to the track”, the Ethiopian said.

“The atmosphere was exceptional I was happy to be able to run without pain. In Deagu I still had some pain in my calf, but soon after the injury was over. This really upped my confidence.”

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele wins the 10,000m men's race during the Memorial Van Damme Diamond League

Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele wins the 10,000m men's race during the Memorial Van Damme Diamond League

“In the two weeks since the worlds I mainly worked on speed“, he continued. “Before that I always suffered from the speed changes in the race, but I was able to answer those much easier now.

In Brussels Bekele took away the world year best from Mo Farrah, the silver medal of the worlds in Daegu. “Sorry to have taken your world year best”, Bekele apologised.

“On the other hand Farrah already had managed a golden and silver medal at the worlds, not bad either.” Of course he hopes to renew his Olympic title. “If I can stay in good health and keep on improving anything is possible”, Bekele concluded.

Source: diamondleague-brussels.com

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Alemayehu Woldu September 17, 2011 - 5:33 am

yep.when it is for the money, his leg works.

Hadi Safi September 17, 2011 - 7:11 am

no he is great runner!! man just try to admired him what he has done in the past!!

Zenamarqos Merha September 17, 2011 - 3:48 pm

ወንድሞች፡ይኸን፡የመሰለ፡አመላችንን፡ማስወገድ፡አለብን።በሩጫ፡ማሸነፍ፡ቀላል፡ስላልሆነ፡ ቀነኒሳን፡ልናደፋፍረው፡ይገባል።ከኢትዮጵያ፡ቅርሶች፡አንዱ፡ነውና!።

Daniel Mulu September 18, 2011 - 7:09 am

no kenenisa kerse aydelem.he is one of z best persen for Ethiopia.

Zenamarqos Merha September 20, 2011 - 6:22 pm

ይኸ፡የላቲን፡ፊደል፡አበላሻችሁ።ለመሆኑ፡ቅርስ፡ማለት፡ትርጉሙን፡ተረድታችሁት፡ይሆን?። “ነገርን፡አዳምጦ፣እህልን አላምጦ፡ነውና፡ቋንቋችን፡ ጥልቅ፡ስለ፡ሆነ፡እንግሊዝኛው፡ ኸኢትዮጵያው፡ጋራ፡እየተዘነቀ፡ሲጻፍ፡የሰውኛ፡ባሕላችንን፡ያበላሻል።


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