Kenenisa Bekele After New York City Marathon: “It was Tough”

November 7, 2021

Kenenisa Bekele’s New York City marathon debut did not go as he wanted as he finished 6th in 2:12:52.

Afterwards, we spoke to the 39 year-old Bekele. When asked how the race was, he could only repeat, “It was tough, it was tough,” and point to his hip.

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He added, “My fitness is not bad, but maybe [I was] a bit unbalanced.”

Bekele’s camp still gives the indication that he can return to 2:01:41 peak Bekele, but at age 39 one has to wonder if Father Time has started to catch up to him.

When we asked Bekele if he could still win a major marathon, there was no doubt. “Of course,” he said.

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