Head-to-head record between Kenenisa Bekele (left) and Haile Gebrselassie (right):
GGalaÂ RomaÂ 2003-07-11: 5000 m: 12:57.34Â (2) VS 13:00.32Â (3)
GGalaÂ RomaÂ 2003-07-11: 3000 m: 7:45.7hÂ (2) VS 7:45.8hÂ (3)
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Can anyone tell me more about this meet in Rome? What meet has both a 3,000 and a 5,000? And what top of the world athlete would choose to do both? And how did both KB and Geb decide to do this? Or are those 3000m times en route?
Too lazy to google it but I am guessing because it is hand timed that it was the split in the 5k
Yes, the 3k is a split. This is the Roma Golden Gala, part of the Golden League, which in 2009 made way for the Diamond League.
I think Bekele won a 5k and a 10k on the circuit this year, but Chebii was fantastic.