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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 June, 2004, 20:48 GMT 21:48 UK
Bekele sets new mark
Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia
Bekele broke Gebrselassie's six-year record
Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele broke his second world record in nine days when he shattered compatriot Haile Gebrselassie's 10,000m mark.

The 22-year-old double world cross country champion clocked 26 minutes 20.31 seconds at the IAAF Super Grand Prix meeting in Ostrava.

He was well inside Gebrselassie's time of 26:22.75 set at Hengelo in the Netherlands six years ago.

On 31 May, Bekele broke Gebrselassie's 5,000m record at the Hengelo meeting.

"I'm very happy," Bekele said. "I knew I would break the world record only in the last lap.

"The pacemakers did a good job today."

Bekele said he would prefer to run the 10,000m to the 5,000m at this summer's Olympics in Athens, Greece.


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