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Kenenisa Bekele stars at Pre Classic

Updated: June 1, 2013, 12:26 AM ET
Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. -- World record-holder Kenenisa Bekele took the lead heading into the final lap and sprinted to the finish to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night.

Bekele finished in 27 minutes, 12.08 seconds, ahead of fellow Ethiopians Imane Merga and Abera Kuma.

London Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah withdrew from the race a day earlier because of a stomach bug, instead choosing to run Saturday in the 5,000 in the elite Diamond League meet at Hayward Field.

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