Bekele running for the first time JoongAng Seoul International Marathon won the race with a solid time of 2:07:43.
Chebet Evans Kiplagat of Kenya came in second with 2:07:46 while his compatriot Thomas Kiplagat Rono concluded the podium with 2:07:52.
The pre race favorite and the three time winner for the past three years at the oongAng Seoul International Marathon, James Kipsang Kwambai of Kenya, finished the race ninth with a time of 2:11:31.
The winner Bekele, cashed in $50,000 USD for the win while second and third place finishers went home with prize of $30,000usd and $15,000usd respectively.
Total of 14,800 runners took part at the Sunday's Seoul International Marathon.