18 Aug 2009

Bekele wins another win

2:58 pm on 18 August 2009

Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has joined compatriot Haile Gebrselassie as a four-time 10,000 metres world champion as he surged to victory with a trademark last-lap burst at the world athletics championships in berlin.

Bekele clocked 26:46.31, a championship best but well off his world record mark, to claim his sixth consecutive 10,000 metres global title.

The 27-year-old has won the past two Olympics plus the four world championships stretching back to 2003.

Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese stayed with him to the bell but was left trailing for silver in 26:50.12 with the bronze going to Moses Masai of Kenya in 26:57.39.