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Bekele, the World Athlete of the Year, will race the 10,000m in Hengelo

2005-05-13

The Thales FBK-Games in Hengelo, The Netherlands, has become the traditional World record home for two of the all-time greatest distance runners, namely Haile Gebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele, the current leader for 5000m/10,000m in the IAAF World Rankings.

This year’s edition of this IAAF Grand Prix meeting on Sunday 29 May will be no different, as the latter of those two legends will return to the newly resurfaced track, where last year he broke Gebrselassie’s World 5000m record (12:37.35).

Bekele, the World Athlete of the Year, will race the 10,000m in Hengelo, the distance at which he is the World and Olympic champion and holds the World record (26:20.31) ...


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