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Kenenisa Bekele falls hard, cramps up, drops out of wild Dubai Marathon

Jan 21,2017 A planned marathon world record attempt fell short on Friday morning in Dubai. Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, who holds the 5,000m and 10,000m world records, was scheduled to run at a pace faster than 2:02:57 for the Dubai Marathon but dropped out shortly after the halfway point. The 34-year-old ...

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Olympic legend Miruts Yifter ba Alebachew Desalegn

LONDON – Olympic legend Miruts Yifter shares the secrets of his life during an interview Alebachew Desalegn held in 2012. The legend died on December 22, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. In the interview, Miruts says Abebe Bikila was his greatest inspiration that attracted him into athletics. He says he has ...

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Ethiopian Running Legend Miruts Yifter Dies at 72

December 23, 2016 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Miruts Yifter, an Ethiopian running legend who inspired world-class athletes like Haile Gebreselassie, has died in Canada at age 72, his family and Ethiopian Athletics Federation officials told the Associated Press on Friday. The athlete known widely by the nickname “Miruts the Shifter” ...

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