Manager says Kenenisa Bekele did not focus on training for Berlin Marathon


Bekele_Kenenisa-Berlin17.JPGKenenisa Bekele, photo by

BERLIN (GER): Jos Hermens has said Kenenisa Bekele was too focused on his business interests in the build-up to the Berlin Marathon and implored him to take a more "professional" approach to the distance, informs LetsRun. "This cannot go on. He is not behaving professional. If you don't prepare well, you're not being professional. If you want to prepare for [a] marathon, you have to do the work, otherwise you're not professional. He has to make the decision to be disciplined and professional or he's going to stop his career. If you don't want to do the work, forget it, that's what I told him today. If you want to run a good marathon, you need preparation. If you don't do the homework, even with the big tank he has, it's tough in the marathon. In track and field you can get away with it maybe, but in the marathon, if you're not 100% fit and you can't do all the work, then you will hurt," he said.

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