Kenenisa for Paris for Marathon Debut, from EME NEWS

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Kenenisa Bekele and Jos Hermans, Pre, June 2008, 
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Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder at 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters, will be debuting over the marathon this coming April at the Paris Marathon. This concludes an epic battle between Paris and London marathons. The amount of money that Mr. Bekele is making for his debut has to be, well monumental. 

How fast will Bekele run in his debut? It should prove to be interesting. Renato Canova recently told media that Bekele's final time depends on which Bekele shows up: "the 26.20 Bekele or the 27 minute Bekele". 

KENENISA FOR PARIS DEBUT

PARIS (FRA): L´Équipe informs that legendary Kenenisa Bekele will debut in marathon in Paris on April 6. His agent Jos Hermens says that Paris is perfect place for a debut and reminds of world record holder Wilson Kipsang debut which was also in Paris (2:07:13 as 3rd in 2010). The goals will be to win and try to improve the course record 2:05:12 by Stanley Biwott in 2012. Preparation in Addis Ababa goes well, says Hermens. „It will be a crucial test for the rest of his career. If succesfull that would mean his conversion to marathon towards Rio 2016," he added.

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