Multiple world record-holder Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) will clash for the first time with marathon world record-holder Wilson Kipsang on 18 May at the Great Manchester Run, anÂ IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
It will be Bekeleâ€™s first ever 10km in the UK and it promises to be another classic confrontation on British roads for the 31-year-old, following the Ethiopianâ€™s stunning return to world-beating form at the Bupa Great North Run on Tyneside last September.
It was there that he debuted the 13.1 mile half-marathon distance and claimed the prize scalp of Mo Farah, Britainâ€™s world and Olympic 5,000 m and 10,000 m champion, in a thrilling sprint finish. Another Ethiopian all-time great of distance running, Haile Gebrselassie, finished in third place.
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