Jonathan Gault talk to the agents for Meseret Defar and Kenenisa Bekele to find out what we can expect from the two greats this weekend. See the article below. Interestingly, Jos Hermens revealed that Bekele was snubbed by the World Marathon Majors this year.
“Well basically [in terms of] the World Marathon Majors, nobody was interested,” Hermens says. “If you are the second [fastest in the history of] the world, as he was as when this season was starting before Berlin, and you don’t get an invitation, I’m surprised. What are you going to do with our sport if you don’t want the second-fastest guy in the world?”
“This is life,” Hermens says. “He is still a good runner [but] he has to show something…This is our world. It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist or a politician or a sportsperson, you can be killed in one week — not literally killed. I was a bit surprised but we’re happy he is in Amsterdam.”/