34-year-old Ethiopian keeps surprising us in his return to competition, by
clocking the second-fastest time ever.

More than 10 years after establishing the still-standing 5000 metres World
Record, Kenenisa threatened Dennis Kimetto’s Marathon all-time best (2:02:57).

This comes approximately five months after the London Marathon, during
which Eluid Kipchoge had emerged has a clear candidate to the title of WR
holder, by running the distance in 2:03:05. 
In this same race, Bekele had finished third (with 2:06:36) with less than two
months of structured training since his last injury.

Now, an incredible race for the World
Record could be organized in the next Berlin Marathon.
This would probably be the best showdown in the event ever, but we can’t forget
that 2017 is an year of World Championships and that Kipchoge and Bekele might
be aiming for the World Champion title rather than a World Record time in

Running both of them would put at stake their performances. In this case,
Bekele only ran the Berlin Marathon because of not having been selected for the
Olympic Marathon Ethiopian team.

This being, the athletes are very likely to opt for one of the objectives.
We’ll wait to know their choice…

(Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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