Well, he’s back.
Kenenisa Bekele lost some weight, focused on his training, and kept his cool in the race. Coming back from a 12 second deficit, Bekele took the lead, and then, whittled down the 14 second deficit he had on the WR.
Bekele came back to within 2 seconds of the WR, finishing in 2:01.41, and showing the world, but, most importantly, himself, that he, Kenenisa Bekele, the man who OWNS the 5,000m and 10,000m WRs, will go for the marathon record again.
The following interview was done with Kenenisa Bekele on the Monday after his sensational run.
The interview was done by Andy Edwards, Track News Service. Audio production by Brian Eder.