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Bekele to target World 3000m mark in Birmingham

Birmingham, UK – The reigning two-time Olympic champion over the 10,000m, Kenenisa Bekele, will have his sights set on Kenyan Daniel Komen’s 3000m World record in Birmingham in February.

Bekele hopes to add yet another World record to his impressive collection at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) at the Aviva Grand Prix on 20 February, the ninth IAAF Indoor permit meeting of the 2010 season. Three of his five personal best times on the indoor circuit have all been set at the NIA.

“Five years ago (2004) I broke the world record in the 5000m at the NIA and I also broke the 2000m and two-mile* records at the same arena, so it is definitely a track I enjoy running on,” said Bekele…..Read More

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