Monthly Archives: January 2017

FALL GUY

  Did he fall, or was he pushed? The answer to both of those questions is an unequivocal yes. But the corollary to the second question, was it deliberate? leads us dangerously close to the field of conspiracy theory. I am of course talking about the fall of Kenenisa Bekele at the start of the […]






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TOLA TRIUMPHS, BEKELE BLOWS OUT!

  Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia broke the course record in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday morning, with two hours, four minutes and eleven seconds. But the much heralded world record attempt by his star colleague, Kenenisa Bekele was strangled at birth when the multiple champion and world record holder fell at the start, […]






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BEKELE GOES FOR TREBLE!

  If Kenenisa Bekele is to be believed – and who wouldn’t? – come 08.30am Gulf time on Friday morning, January 20, he will be the world record holder for the marathon; which would mean that the 34 year old Ethiopian would be the only man in history to concurrently hold the world records for […]






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THE ‘INFAMOUS’ MR WHITLOCK

  (this is Part Two of a lengthy feature on the British-born Canadian phenomenon, Ed Whitlock If you have not read the first part, please go to: http://www.globerunner.org/01/extraordinary-mr-whitlock/) A year or two prior to the turn of the millennium, Ed Whitlock started seriously considering that he could be the first person over 70 (in his case […]






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HEAVEN SENT?

  It is potentially a match made in marathon heaven – multi-Olympic and World champion and world record holder Kenenisa Bekele, and the flat, fast Dubai Marathon course. Bekele today confirmed his participation in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon on Friday, January 20. And the man who, until last September had looked as if his […]






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THE EXTRAORDINARY MR WHITLOCK

  Ed Whitlock ran the Toronto Waterfront Marathon two months ago in three hours, fifty six minutes and thirty three seconds. So far, so fun-run. Except for the fact that Ed Whitlock is 85 years old; and he broke the previous record for an 85 year old marathoner by 38 minutes, an improvement of close […]






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