#TarikuBekele aiming to emulate his famous brother with victory at the #TataSteelKolkata 25K 2019 @tskolkata25
Ethiopia’s Tariku Bekele hopes to follow in the footsteps of his superstar brother Kenenisa and add a win at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K to his own impressive list of accolades on Sunday 15 December.
His elder brother won in the City of Joy two years ago when he set a course record of 1:13:48 and Tariku, while somewhat uncertain of his current form, certainly has the capability and credentials to approach that mark if all goes to plan. “I am feeling very good at the moment. Last year, I had a lot of hamstring and calf problems and I didn’t race for more than a year until I ran the Seoul Marathon last month (where he finished sixth in 2:11:30),” reflected Bekele at the traditional pre-race press conference on Thursday. #tsk25k #athletics #athleticsafrica #trackandfield #kolkata #ethiopia #bekele