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Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele celebrates winning the men’s 10,000m final at the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 17, 2008. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele defended his 10,000m title medal at the Olympics, producing a devastating burst of speed on the last lap to see off any pretenders. He finished in a new Olympic record of 27min 01.17sec, with compatriot Sileshi Sihine claiming silver in 27:02.77. Kenya’s Micah Kogo ensured there was no Ethiopian cleansweep, taking bronze in 27:04.11. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE

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