Bekele still undecided about London Games

Fri Jan 6, 2012
Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion Kenenisa Bekele said on Friday he had not yet decided whether to defend his titles at this year’s London Olympics.

The 29-year-old Ethiopian, who had not raced on the track since 2009 because of injury, dropped out of the 10,000 metres at last year’s world championships in Daegu, South Korea, after 10 laps.

However, he was back to his best at the Brussels Diamond league meeting later in the season, setting a year’s best for the 10,000.

“At the moment I have not made up my mind whether to defend my 5,000 and 10,000 gold medals at the London Olympics, it is of course something I would like to do,” Bekele told a news conference on the eve of the eight kms Great Edinburgh cross country event.

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