Currently alive, at 34 years of age.
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Ethiopian long-distance track athlete
1982 – Born on the 13th of June in Bekoji, a town in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia.
2003 – Won the gold medal in the 10,000 m at the World Championships in Athletic and bronze at the 5,000 m.
2004 – Won gold medal in Olympic men’s 10,000-meter race.
– He won silver medal in Olympic men’s 5,000-meter race.
He is the older brother of Tariku Bekele.
2005 – Bekele won the gold medal in the 10,000 m at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.
2006 – Won five out of six Golden League events (5,000 m) in the same season.