Athletics: Bekele back to winning ways in 10,000

AP, Friday 16 Sep 2011

Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele set the fastest time of the year in the 10,000 meters at the Van Damme Memorial on Friday, less than three weeks after stepping out of the world championships final.

Bekele back to winning ways in 10,000

He avenged the first defeat of his career in the 10,000 by coming back with a time of 26 minutes, 43.16 seconds, beating the year’s best mark set by Mo Farah by 3.41 seconds.

After he withdrew from the championships in Daegu, Bekele returned to Ethiopia to train, and, cheered by 40,000 fans at the King Baudouin stadium, took the lead from Kenyan Lucas Rotich with a lap to go to restore his winning ways.

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