I feel KENENISA Bekele easily won his sixth IAAF World Cross Country Championship at Edinburghs Scotland. As he neared the finish line he even had time to look behind and slow down, dont forget he had earlier stopped to fix his running shoe.
Having equalled the five victories of Paul Ngugi and Paul Tergat two years ago, the Ethiopian is now the only man to win six long-course titles, and at the age of 25 is already established as one of the greatest distant athletes of all time.
Bekele Weds A Film Star
When Bekele wed film actress Danawit Gebregziabher last November and joined a long list of Sportsmen hooking up with actresses, Joe Dimaggio & Marilyn Monroe, Mike Tyson & Robin Givens, and Andre Agassi & Brooke Shields. I commented,
“The last time the world witnessed a fairy tale marriage made in Hollywood was when Andre Agassi married Brooke shields in 1997. But all was not well for long, just as Shields’s profile was rising because of her comedy series Suddenly Susan, Agassi was labouring on the court. In November 1997, Agassi’s world ranking, from world No one dropped to an all-time low, to No. 141.
In the end, Agassi’s on-court struggles put a strain on the marriage and the then 27-year-old filed for divorce in April 1999 just 10 days before his second wedding anniversary.
It will be interesting to see which direction Bekele’s running Career will head.”
Its now clear, the direction is UP!