Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

13 Jun 1982

Height

1.67m

Weight

59kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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ATHLETICS

Biography

Competed in: ATHLETICSAthletics

With three Olympic gold medals and 16 world titles, the Ethiopian is the greatest-ever long distance runner

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Kenenisa Bekele Bekele ban lifted after apology

Mo Farah's Olympic rival Kenenisa Bekele has his suspension lifted by Ethiopia's athletics governing body.

24 Jan 12

Kiprop and Britton earn victories

Ethiopia

7 Jan 12

Asbel Kiprop wins the men's 3km race and Fionnula Britton the women's 6km at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country meeting, as Ethiopian Olympic legend - and Mo Farah rival - Kenenisa Bekele is well off the pace.

Results for Kenenisa Bekele

Date Event Rank Mark
4 Aug Men's 10,000m Final 4 27:32.44

Head to Head

Kenenisa Bekele vs Christopher Thompson

Kenenisa Bekele

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London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

London 2012 results

27:32.44 Men's 10,000m

Height

1.67m (5'6")

Weight

59kg

Age

31

Christopher Thompson

Christopher Thompson Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

London 2012 results

29:06.14 Men's 10,000m

Height

1.78m (5'10")

Weight

67kg

Age

33

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