Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/7/14

BERLIN - AUGUST 18: Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia receives the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the men's 10,000 Metres Final during day four of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 18, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
So much has gone wrong lately for Kenenisa Bekele. Yet there is this tantalizing possibility at the London Games: With one more gold medal, or two if he enters the 5,000 meters, he would probably sweep past Ethiopian compatriot Haile Gebrselassie as the greatest distance runner in history. Bekele, driven by intense pride, is coming back to defend his two long-distance Olympic titles. He was winding down high-altitude training close to Addis Ababa on Tuesday, preparing to fly to London. On Saturday, he has a shot to become the first runner to win three straight 10,000-meter Olympic titles. But a lot is working against him. Several years of injuries have hurt his performances and his results this summer have been remarkably out of character - an also-ran in four Diamond League races at 5,000 meters. But never count Bekele out. After he walked off halfway though the 10,000 at last year's world championships seemingly spent for the year, he came back two weeks later to set the faste...
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