Kenenisa Bekele

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Kenenisa Bekele (Oromo: Qananiisaa baqqalaa; Amharic: ቀነኒሳ በቀለ; born 13 June 1982) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner and was the world record holder in both the 5000-metre and 10000-metre from 2004 (5,000m) and 2005 (10,000m) until 2020. He won the gold medal in both the 5000 m and 10,000 m events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kenenisa Bekele has received more than 1,185,022 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Kenenisa Bekele is the 276th most popular athlete (up from 340th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Ethiopia (down from 28th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Ethiopian Athlete.

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Among athletes, Kenenisa Bekele ranks 276 out of 3,055Before him are Spyridon Belokas, Hartwig Gauder, Mykola Avilov, Alexandre Tuffère, John Kuck, and Ben Adams. After him are Eero Berg, Adolfo Consolini, Viljo Heino, Elfriede Kaun, Étienne Gailly, and Veikko Kankkonen.

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Among people born in 1982, Kenenisa Bekele ranks 51Before him are Priyanka Chopra, Philippe Mexès, Gina Carano, Yvonne Strahovski, Shyla Stylez, and Clémence Poésy. After him are Darijo Srna, Maarten Stekelenburg, Levon Aronian, Mark Salling, Anna Paquin, and Ian Thorpe.

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In Ethiopia

Among people born in Ethiopia, Kenenisa Bekele ranks 30 out of 74Before him are Zara Yaqob (1399), Fasilides (1603), Dawit II (1496), Negasso Gidada (1943), Mulatu Astatke (1943), and Hailemariam Desalegn (1965). After him are Liya Kebede (1978), Tafari Benti (1921), Malik Ambar (1548), Abdiqasim Salad (1941), Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel (1948), and Tesfaye Gebre Kidan (1937).

Among ATHLETES In Ethiopia

Among athletes born in Ethiopia, Kenenisa Bekele ranks 5Before him are Abebe Bikila (1932), Mamo Wolde (1932), Haile Gebrselassie (1973), and Miruts Yifter (1944). After him are Tirunesh Dibaba (1985), Derartu Tulu (1972), Eshetu Tura (1950), Genzebe Dibaba (1991), Fatuma Roba (1973), Almaz Ayana (1991), and Meseret Defar (1983).