Sleepless Bekele ready for New York Marathon debut

Kenenisa Bekele

Ethiopia’s distance running legend Kenenisa Bekele speaks with a race official upon arrival at the JFK Airport in New York on November 3, 2021 ahead of this weekend’s New York City Marathon.

Photo credit: Elias Makori | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The 39-year-old Bekele starts as one of the favourites for the 26.2-mile run through the Big Apple, hoping to claim the third major marathon victory of his career after wins in Berlin in 2016 and 2019.

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