Kenenisa Bekele to Run BMW Berlin Marathon

Posted by: Watch Athletics

Legendary Kenenisa Bekele will race the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, September 29, the race organizers announced on Tuesday.

Bekele has joined a very strong men's race which includes Guye Adola (PB 2:03:46)  , Leul Gebrselassie (PB 2:04:02), Sisay Lemma (PB 2:04:08) and Birhanu Legese (PB 2:04:15).

In 2014 Bekele made a marathon debut in Paris where he prevailed with a course record time of 2:05:04. Two years later Bekele won the Berlin marathon with an Ethiopian record of 2:03:03. 

With 18 World championships titles and three Olympic gold medals, Bekele is the most decorated distance runner of all time. His 5000m (12:37.35) and 10000m (26:17.53) World records have stood for 15 years.

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