September 29th 2019, and Kenenisa Bekele made history, clocking the second fastest marathon in history – 2:01:41, missing the world record by just two seconds.
Bekele has many years of aerobic conditioning in his legs. However, his race specific training for Berlin 2019 only spanned over an 8 week period during. A remarkably short period of time.
Bekele’s training diary leading in to the 209 Berlin Marathon is below. Most of this training was performed at sea level in the Netherlands.
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