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23 global golds for Bekele; Dreaming Bekele vs Bolt at 800m

So it took a very strong Kenenisa Bekele to restore Ethiopia’s long distance pride in Berlin at the 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, on Monday night (17).

Two days after the country’s shock defeat by Kenya’s Linet Masai in the women’s 10,000 metres it was the double Olympic Champion and world record holder, who took the gold medal in the men’s 25 lap race. “I am very happy to have won this one for Ethiopia. It is not easy if you run for your country in a major championship,” said Bekele who counting team results at cross country has won 23 senior global gold medals in his career.

But chances seem to be very good that we will see more of Kenenisa Bekele in these World Championships. But first the Ethiopian will see more of World Championships’ action himself. “Yes, I watched the 100 metres and I enjoyed it. It was a superb race and the result from Usain was very special.”…Read More

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  1. ethiopian

    August 18, 2009 at 7:34 am

    there was no shock defeat.
    our ethiopian 10,000 top woman runner is tirunesh dibaba. she was injured and she did not run.
    that is why kenya won.
    nobody was shocked. kenenisa, as usual, is the best

  2. tarekegne

    August 18, 2009 at 10:34 am

    He is the great son of the country that seems no body can stand against him ,bravo!

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