HAILE vs. KENENISA


#1

Source: Running Times (Jan/Feb 2010 issue)… some data may have been IAAF ratified since publication (i.e. 30K world record, etc). Looks like a case of THE GOAT being chased down by A GOAT :blink:

International Competition Years:
Geb = 19 years
Bekele = 11 years

Current Age:
Geb = 36
Bekele = 27
Geb @ 11 yrs = 28

Oly/WC (senior) Gold Medals:
Geb = 11
Bekele = 20
Geb @ 11 yrs = 10

Total Oly/WC (senior) Medals:
Geb = 15
Bekele = 23
Geb @ 11 yrs = 13

Surfaces Won on:
Geb = Track, Road
Bekele = Track, XC

Range Won over:
Geb = 1500m - Marathon
Bekele = 3000m - 12K
Geb @ 11 yrs = 1500m - Half Marathon

Golden League (6/6 wins):
Geb = 1 (1998)
Bekele = 1 (2009)

World Records (IAAF Ratified):
Geb = 19
Bekele = 4
Geb @ 11 yrs = 12

Unofficial/Rare Dist. World Records:
Geb = 8
Bekele = 2
Geb @ 11 yrs = 3

Total World/Unofficial Records:
Geb = 27
Bekele = 6
Geb @ 11 yrs = 15

World Records Range:
Geb = 17 events (2K - Marathon)
Bekele = 5 events (2K - 10K)
Geb @ 11 yrs = 6 events (2K - 10K)


#2

I would have to go with Haile, mans a savage


#3

Hard to say, but I’m going to have to go with HG as well. World Records and range (1500-Marathon, wow) > Wins, IMHO. If you’re asking who is better at winning major races, though, Bekele obviously has it.


#4

I think right now its definitely Haile, but with Bekele still having lots of years ahead of him in the ling run that can still change.