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Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele emulated female compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba in claiming a rare long-distance double when he won the Olympic men's 5000m to add to his 10,000m crown.

His triumph was the first men's double since compatriot Miruts Yifter's feat over the same events at the 1980 Moscow Games, while Dibaba's double over the same distance had been a landmark for the women.

Bekele, the world record holder in both the 5000m and 10,000m who claimed silver behind Hicham El Guerrouj in Athens 2004, won the 12-and-a-half lap race in hot and humid conditions in an Olympic record of 12 minutes 57.82 seconds. Read full article »

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