Being in World Championship for and World Record form at the same time never bothered past WR holders.
Mo's that new breed of prima donna. Why run all out when you can cop those easy medals and get paid to jog?
12:37.36 -- Bekele -- Hengelo 31.05.2004
Before Athens, no less. Ended up with silver. Really must have had his priorities backward ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚
Looks like Kipchoge ran 12:46 in July before the Games, too.
They were both beaten by a guy who had "only" run 12:50. ðŸ˜‰ðŸ‘ðŸ¼