Bekele left off Ethiopia's Olympic team

Jul 20, 2016

Bekele left off Ethiopia's Olympic team

Kenenisa Bekele won’t compete at next month’s Olympics, perhaps the distance running great’s last chance at the games, after he was left off Ethiopia’s final team for failing to meet the country’s qualifying criteria in both the marathon and the 10,000 meters. Bekele, the ...

Jun 2, 2016

Bekele slams Ethiopian selectors

Kenenisa Bekele took a swipe at the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Wednesday after he was left off the marathon team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, calling his exclusion “unjust” and claiming the selection criteria is “biased.” In an interview with The Associated ...

May 31, 2014

Rupp claims 10K title at Prefontaine

American Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp ran the year’s fastest 10,000 meters to break his national record at the opening session of the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday. With British Olympic gold medalist and training partner Mo Farah cheering him on, Rupp ...

Apr 6, 2014

Bekele triumphs in Paris Marathon

Three-time Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the Paris Marathon on Sunday in his debut at the distance. Bekele completed the 42.2-km race in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 3 seconds to break the race record set by Stanley Biwott of Kenya in 2012. ...