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Name GEBRE Alemu Bekele
NOC BRN - Bahrain Bahrain Date of Birth 23 MAR 1990
Residence Gender Male
Height 165 cm Weight 62 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
27 SEP 2014 21:00 Men's 5000m Final Final 2 13:27.98 SB

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
10,000m2013Moscow, RUSDNF
World Cross Country Championships
6Team Cross Country Long Distance2011Punta Umbria, ESP130
69Individual Cross Country Long Distance2011Punta Umbria, ESP36:55
Individual Cross Country Long Distance2013Bydgoszcz, POLDNF
World Challenge
85000m2013Rabat, MAR13:18.00
1310,000m2012Hengelo, NED27:56.20
Asian Championships
110,000m2013Pune, IND28:47.26
25000m2013Pune, IND13:57.23
35000m2011Kobe, JPN13:41.93

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete
Higher education Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Coach Tolosa Kotu from 2008 (hindustantimes.com, 04 Jul 2013)
International debut 2009 for Bahrain (iaaf.org, 20 Mar 2009)
Additional Information Reason for taking up this sport
He first started running to get to and from school. (iaaf.org, 20 Mar 2009)

General
TOUGH EARLY DAYS
As a boy he often skipped school to focus on his training. His father, who was never supportive of his running career, kicked him out of their house as a result. Bekele spent over a year living on the streets of Bekoji before he earned a spot on a club team and a salary. (iaaf.org, 20 Mar 2009)

NATIONALITY SWITCH
He switched allegiances from Ethiopia to represent Bahrain in early 2009. (iaaf.org, 20 Mar 2009)

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