Legendary distance runner Kenenisa Bekele has been missing in action for a long time and hasn't ran a marathon in eighteen (18) months. He is set to make a comeback at the Berlin Marathon and a few weeks later he will run at the New York City Marathon.
The Berlin Marathon will take place this coming Sunday in the streets of the German capital. This course is said to be a very fast course and it's on the same course that Kenyan G.O.A.T marathoner Eliud Kipchoge set the current marathon world record of 2:01:39. "Berlin is a good course with a good atmosphere and there is a lot of Ethiopian history there, with Haile Geberselassie breaking the world record twice," Bekele said.
The New York City Marathon will be on the 7th of November 2021 and Bekele will only have rested for about 6 weeks after the Berlin Marathon.
Netizens have wished him well although there are some who raised concerns that, at his age he wouldn't be able to perform well at the double marathon attempt. Davey Ost Holz: "But he won't.....He hasn't raced in 2 years, and at 39 way past his best. He may get a good pay off with appearance fees etc, to enjoy his retirement. Yes he was one of the greatest, but there is competition from Uganda, Kenya and his fellow country men, waiting to take his crown.
Source: NN Running Team Facebook
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