Kenenisa Bekele Will Not Run Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Trials

As per the information received from Teferi Debebe from Ehtiopia, Kenenisa Bekele is apparently fit to run in a marathon but he will not be running the Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Trials. The selection committee has reportedly altered its selection criteria and scheduled its trials very close to Aug 08, the start of the Olympic marathon in Sapporo. The gap between the two races is 14 weeks. On a positive side, Debebe told the media, “His appeal is very powerful because it comes from Bekele. At the end, he says he will consider another option and that will get him a lot of support….Definitely, the federation is going to do something in my opinion.”​