Usain Bolt is a man for the summer but Kenenisa Bekele is a man for all seasons. Which is one reason why, when Bekele was asked today if he had achieved already the legendary status that Bolt said last month he was striving for, he all but said ‘yes’.
Not for the first time this year – he first made the point in Rome, in July, after his 5000m victory on the third leg of the ÅF Golden League – Bekele said of his career: “I have achieved everything”. Olympic gold medals, World titles indoors and out, 11 senior individual World Cross Country wins, World records at 5000 and 10,000m.
Appropriately, on a day when dark Belgian skies and high winds seemed to be ushering in winter sooner than we would like, Bekele found himself discussing the coming indoor and cross country seasons – while trying to remind his questioners that there was a much more immediate objective – the ÅF Golden League $1m Jackpot……Read More