FBK 10,000m Challenge is the Ethiopian 10,000m Trials at Hengelo on June 29, A View from Europe


Medhin_Teklemariam-Hengelo12.jpgHengelo 2012, 10,000m, photo by PhotoRun.net

HENGELO (NED): Loaded fields have been assembled for the FBK 10,000m Challenge in Hengelo which doubles up as the Ethiopian trial race for the Olympic Games on Wednesday, informs Global Sports Communication. World 10,000m record-holder Kenenisa Bekele makes his comeback to the track after failing to make the Ethiopian marathon team where he will face the likes of former world champion Ibrahim Jeilan and other sub-27 minute performers Tamirat Tola, Yigrem Demelash and Imane Merga. A blockbuster women's race has been set up with Almaz Ayana and Meseret Defar the favourites for places on the Ethiopian team along with Gelete Burka, Meselech Melkamu, Alemitu Haroye, Belaynesh Oljira and Senbere Teferi. European champion Jo Pavey, 42, will also chase a last minute qualifying standard for Rio. Tirunesh Dibaba was due to race but pulled out.

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