News : Can we dream of seeing Bekele make a World Record in Valencia?


News : Can we dream of seeing Bekele make a World Record in Valencia?

Bekele, in a picture training in London / AFP

After announcing just a couple of days before that I was not going to participate in the London Marathon and that we were not going to be able to enjoy the match against Kipchoge after months and months of waiting, the immediate future of Kenenisa Bekele has become the subject of debate. The Ethiopian did not participate in the test in the British capital due to discomfort in the twin that had prevented him from training normally in the days before the race.

Despite the fact that at the previous press conference he did not refer to that injury and spoke normally about his participation in London, just two days later the ‘bomb’ about his absence jumped. We all took it for granted the way for Eliud was paved in a very clear way, but finally the Kenyan entered eighth at the finish line and it was Kitata who won one of the only two great marathons to be held in 2020. The other is, obviously, the one in Valencia.

Would it come to the top of Valencia?

And there a doubt arises. Social networks, journalists, wonder, we wonder, if there is a possibility that Kenenisa can run in Valencia on December 6. A priori and if the information was true about your injury, it should not be serious.

There are still two months for the test to be played, so technically it could arrive in an optimal state on the banks of the Turia. Paco Borao, president of SD Correcaminos, the organizing club of the event, was asked about this yesterday within the framework of the Cheptegei Record in the Spanish town. “Their manager is here, we will talk to them, we have a very good squad, but we will see if Bekele wants to come to Valencia.” We do not know if these conversations or ‘persuasions’ took effect or if it will take a few more days, but the illusion and the options are there.

If confirmed, it would be necessary to see in this atypical year and at Bekele he already assured that the conditions of his training had not been the best if he would be able to attack the world record. It will also have top-level rivals such as Birhanu legese (2:02:48, third best marathon record in history).


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