Bekele to compete in British trials
Ethiopian Olympic 10 000 and 5 000 metres champion Kenenisa Bekele will head a field including his younger brother Tariku in the British Olympic trials 10 000 final in Birmingham this Friday.
Tariku Bekele, a former world indoor champion, his compatriot and former world cross country champion Gebre Gebremariam and Uganda's Commonwealth 10 000 and 5 000 gold medallist Moses Kipsiro will also run at the Alexander stadium.
Britain's world 5 000 metres champion and 10 000 metres silver medallist Mo Farah will not take part after opting to run the 1 500 as part of his speed training. Farah beat Bekele over 5 000 in Eugene this month.
"This race will be a great opportunity for me to compete against some of the best distance athletes and secure my place in the Ethiopian Olympic team," Bekele said in a statement released by UK Athletics on Sunday.
"There are not many 10 000 races on the European circuit so I'm looking forward to an exciting battle in Birmingham. I am improving with every competition this season so I will be expecting to run a very fast race."