Bekele, Kenenisa

Born: Jun 13, 1982 AD
Currently alive, at 33 years of age.

Nationality: Ethiopian
Categories: Athlete

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.



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