Bekele smashes Paris record a week before Farah’s London Marathon debut

By Laura Williamson

(Mailonline) Kenenisa Bekele threw down the gauntlet to Mo Farah by winning the Paris Marathon on his debut at the distance in 2:05.04.

The Ethiopian broke the course record to win comfortably in the French capital on Sunday, just a week before Farah is set to make his much-anticipated marathon debut in London.

It was the sixth-fastest marathon debut of all time and the quickest ever by an athlete over 30 years of age. Read more on Mailonline

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