24 Aug 2008

Final day of competition at the Beijing Olympics

6:07 am on 24 August 2008

Its the final day of competition at the Beijing Olympics with the men's marathon a traditional highlight while the men's basketball final between USA and Spain will also draw great interest.

Yesterday's track highlight was created by Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele who won the 5,000 metres to become the first man to complete the Olympic long-distance double since 1980.

Bekele retained his 10,000 title last Sunday.

Meanwhile New Zealand has finished the Games with three gold, a silver and five bronze and is now 21st equal on the medals table with Hungary.