Monday, February 11, 2008

Breaking Wind, Not Records

This is a bizarre story: Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele was looking to add to his numerous world records Saturday at an event in Valencia, Spain. Bekele missed the world mark by 11 seconds. The cause for Bekele's turtle-like pace? He blamed the wind. Oh, did I mention this was on indoor event? You really can't make up this stuff. Here's a quote from the slow-as-molasses runner.

"The weather conditions were very difficult. It was windy. I could feel it while running on one side of the track. Maybe there was a window open?"

To be fair to Bekele, other runners in the 3,000m race said they also felt a bit of a breeze.

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