Read an article on a Dutch news site. Her's the translation.
Bekele wants world record in marathon debute.
Kenenisa Bekele aims for breaking the world record in his marathon debute sunday in Paris. The 31 year old Ethiopian, who became Olympic champion in 2004 (5000m) and 2008 (5000m and 10000m) doesn't hide his ambitions.
" My dream is to break the world record in my debute", said Bekele, two days before the race in the French capital city. "At least it is my goal to be the best." If Bekele passes this test, he doesn't exclude that he will be on the starting line in the Rio Olympic marathon.
If Bekele really runs a world record, this will be a unicum. The fastest time ever from a debutant. is from Dennis Kimetto in 2012. He ran in Berlin 2.04.16. At that time the world record was 2.03.38
Discuss! I thin they will try to be halfway on1:02:00 or something.