Men's 10000m

Athletics Beijing Olympics

Venue: National Stadium

World Record: Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia 26:17.53

Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold in the men’s 10,000 meters - OR

Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the men’s 10,000 meters setting an Olympic record, with a time of 27:01.17.
Sihine Sileshi also from Ethiopia won the silver medal with a time of - 27:02.77.
Micah Kogo from Kenya and Moses Ndiema Masai also from Kenya ran the same time of: 27:04.11, but only [...]

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It is nice to see a list of non-US athletes for a change. Here is Ron Judd’s list of The Seattle Times.

1. Liu Xiang, hurdler, China
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2. Yelena Isinbaeva, pole vaulter, Russia
Current world record holder of the women’s pole vault and first woman to jump more than 5 [...]

Kenenisa Bekele was named in both the 5000 and 10,000 meters at the Beijing Olympics.
Tirunesh Dibaba was also named in both events in the women’s event.
Although it is still uncertain if they will compete in both events.
“Bekele wants to run the two races,” the athlete’s agent Jos Hermens told AFP.
“He is in very [...]

Brad Walker broke an eight year old American record at the Prefontain Classic.
“The track’s good, we’ll say that,” Walker said. “Eugene, when the weather’s nice, is probably one of the best places to jump. The American record’s here for me now. I know that it’s a great place to jump. I know I’m confident that [...]

The marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie won’t be competing in the Beijing Olympic marathon, citing concerns over the environment.
Instead he his turning his sights to the 10,000 meters in a hope to win an Olympic medal. He has won the event at both the Atlanta and Sydney 2000 Olympics. Now aged 35 [...]

Ethopians took out first, second and third place at the men’s 10,000 at the African Athletics Championships
Gebregziabher Gebremariam won the race, followed by Ibrahim Jeylan and Eshetu Wondimu.
Olympic champion and holder of the world record, Kenenisa Bekele withdrew from the race.