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Bekele shatters World 10k world record
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:48 am    Post subject: Bekele shatters World 10k world record Reply with quote

Kenenisa Bekele set his second world record within just over a week, when he set a new world record for the men's 10k by running 26:20.31 to erase Haile Gebrselassie's six-year-old mark of 26:22.75, running within the Ostrava meet last night...

Once again Bekele ran the final stages of the race alone, as he did when setting the 5k record. He was a bit behind schedule (pace-wise) within the first half of the race, but roared back to smash the record by more thna 2 seconds...I had the pleasure of watching the race on live TV, and, even though I am a religious sprint fan, the race was astonishing...

One question remains, can he possibly win as many titles as Geb did within his prime years on the track???

IAAF.org - Report

http://www.iaaf.org/GP04/news/Kind=2/newsId=25542.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't put it past him, as he's quite young and not averse to doubling. He also has less competition than Geb did back in the day.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2004 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You saw that Webb broke 3:33 in the same meet. Dragila at 15'10"
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