Track & Field Olympic Athlete representing Ethiopia in 5,000m and 10,000m events in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jun/13/1982
Place of Origin: Ethiopia
At the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Bekele won both short and long distance races.
In 2004, he broke three world records: 5000m indoor, 5000m outdoor, and 10,000m outdoor.
He won a gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and is considered one of Ethiopia's top contenders for another gold in the 2008 games.