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domingo, agosto 17, 2008

An Incredible 10K

Kenenisa Bekele

Take it from somebody whose best 10K was 37:30, and who was proud of that. What happened in the Olympics today was just an incredible race. According to Times:
Kenenisa Bekele has successfully defended his Olympic 10,000-meter title in a competition record time, leading teammate Sileshi Sihine in an Ethiopian 1-2 again.

Bekele hit the front 450 meters from the finish Sunday and crossed in 27 minutes, 1.17 seconds to beat the record he set four years ago.

Sihine, who was second at the Athens Olympics and at the last two world championships, took silver in 27:02.77. Micah Kogo of Kenya won bronze in 27:04.11.
So I'm awed. On my best day these guys would have beaten me by more than 10 minutes. When they would be finishing, I would be back at the 4.5 mile mark, with 1.7 miles to go. That is some really incredible running.

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