2017 Virgin Money London Press Conference for Elite Men: Ghirmay Ghebrselassie and Kenenisa Bekele


Kenenisa Bekele is described as the greatest distance runner of all times. His world records for the 5000 meters and 10,000 meters have been untouched for thirteen years. His move to the marathon started in 2014, in Paris. A strong win there in 2:05:02, then, races in Chicago, Dubai, London, Berlin, Dubia and now, London once again. Kenenisa fell in Dubai, and many wonder if Kenenisa is recovered. I believe he is in fine shape and he wants to win, and tak all of the money home to Ethiopia.

101454-MMS-1492742112000-attachment1-20170420_113614.jpegTim Hutichings, Kenenisa Bekele, Ghirmay Ghebrselassie, photo by The Shoe Addicts/Adam Johnson-Eder

Ghirmay Ghebresleassie is the 2015 World Champion and 2016 NYC Marathon champion, after a fourth in the Olympics and a win in Hamburg in 2014. Increadibly articulate, Ghirmay wants to win, and he knows that Kenenisa Bekele is one of the athletes that he has to battle on Sunday.

The interviews were done by Tim Hutchings, 1984 Olympic fourth placer, 5000 meters, and two time World Cross Country silver medalist.

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