News : Ethiopian Olympic Committee includes Bekele for the Olympics


News : Ethiopian Olympic Committee includes Bekele for the Olympics

Bekele and Kipchoge will meet again at the Games / AFP

Kenenisa Bekele’s soap opera with the Ethiopian Federation and with the qualification for the Tokyo Olympics is being tremendous. The last chapter (and we will see if the last one already) is that the Ethiopian Olympic Committee has included the 5,000 and 10,000 Olympic champion on the Olympic marathon list. But it is the case that this past Saturday was played in Sebeta (Ethiopia), a town located 2,400 meters above sea level, the qualifying test organized by the Federation (surreal where they exist, without number, or chip, with open traffic and herds of goats and cows crossing), of 35 kilometers.

Bekele had resigned

She had previously resigned Bekele, who in a letter issued a few days earlier assured that the race was too close to the Olympic event and that it was dangerous due to the risk of injury. That and that he had already fulfilled achieving the best mark of all (his 2:01:41 in Berlin, second best time in history) in the qualifying period. And it is that initially the Federation was going to select the three representatives of each gender in this way, but I changed my mind a while ago.

Shura Kitata, Lelisa Desisa and Sisay Lema the three had been to win the ticket in those ‘trials’, so now we will have to see how the whole mess turns out.



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