When Bethwel Yegon showed up on the Berlin marathon broadcast, just about 38k, few knew who he was. In an article we posted by Justin Lagat recently , Bethwel Yegon was known by his training partners, many who watched him race in Berlin on the Kenya TV broadcast. Bethwel moved into the top ten, then, he moved past Kenenisa Bekele, who had been in second.
Then, Bethwel Yegon battled Guye Adole, until the very end, finishing in second in 2:06.14 to Adole’s 2:05.45.
This interview was done by our collegue at Trackwise, Andy Edwards. Andy Edwards is a long time announcer, interviewer and observer of athletes, fluent in English and German.
Andy Edwards interviewed Bethwel Yegon just after his exciting second place finish after the 2021 BMW Berlin Marathon. (Special thanks to Brian Eder on posting this audio).