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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Kenenisa Bekele: Paris Marathon 2014 - RUNNER'S WORLD

erif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Neither in London nor in Dubai but in Paris is Kenenisa Bekele on 6 April his marathon debut run . The 31-year-old Ethiopian announced after his half-marathon victory in the Great North Run in Newcastle in September that he will run his first race over the 42.195 km in the spring of 2014. If the 5,000 and 10,000 m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele may delegate his potential on the Marathon route, is it much be trusted over the classic distance. 2016 will start at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro over the marathon distance of the Ethiopians.Three-time Olympic champion (twice the 10,000 m and 5,000 m once) had in recent years repeatedly injury problems and was far from his best. For the 10,000 m final at the World Championships 2013 in Moscow, he was nominated by the Ethiopian federation only as a substitute runner. Yet at the Great North Run to Kenenisa Bekele reported back impressively. After a clever tactical race he defeated the 10,000 m world champion and Olympic champion Mo Farah(UK) scarce. In his debut on "half the distance" he ran good 60:09 minutes. First, Bekele had a marathon debut planned on the super flat course in Dubai in late January, but then it seemed as if the Ethiopians go to London in April at the start.There it would have come to a renewed encounter with Mo Farah. The choice now fell on Paris, is surprising. The local track record stands at 2:05:12 hours and was 2012 by Stanley Biwott ( Kenya ) established. "When I in a marathon walk to the start, of course I want to win. But I can not give any time prediction - I do not know if I'm going to run 2:03, 2:05 or 2:06, "is Kenenisa Bekele on the website of the International Association of Athletics Federations ( IAAF cited org.). His Dutch manager Jos Hermens said: "This is a crucial test for the rest of his career."

Marathon de Paris Kenenisa Bekele bat le record de l'épreuve en 2h05'02