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10,000 metres men World Championships 2014 Odds

Who wins 10,000 metres men?

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10.000 run is the last event for standard race tracks. We often witness the case, where most of the runners give up and the total number of race finisher doesn’t match to the number of the runners who started the race. This event does not enjoy popularity among the public, mostly because of its length and the inability to be entertaining whatsoever. That is why only last several laps are heavily followed.

Just as in the 5000m discipline, this event is also ruled by the Britain’s runner Mo Farah, who successfully won the golden medal at the 2012 Olympic games with a great time of 27:30:42. Mo Farah has an iconic status in his home land (Great Britain) for his results in athletics. Originally born in Somalia, Farah reached the world stage relatively late but managed to become one of the leading figures in his discipline over the years. He also has the silver medal for this event from the 2011 WC in Daegu. He is yet to compete in 10.000 event this season as he missed the Eugene clash with Bekele due to illness. Like we already mentioned, lack of competitive performances this season might be his biggest issue so far.

Kenenisa Bekele is the current world record holder and one of the most successful athletes in this event ever, as he won four Olympic medals in his career, three of them being gold. As far as 10.000m distance is concerned, he won the gold in 2004 and 2008 but finished fourth in London last year. Bekele is also in his fourth decade and this might be his last stronger competition. In world championships, Bekele is also very successful as he became the world champion on four occasions. In the last couple of seasons his influence has significantly dropped, but he can still produce great races. This year he won the Eugene classic with time of 27.21.08. The encounter between Bekele and Farah can be named as one of the most anticipating duels at the upcoming tournament.

The runners who participate in this discipline often test the and move the borders of human endurance as 10.000m run can easily be called the stadium marathon.


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