This year’s London Olympics was the first time the great Kenenisa Bekele did not win a 10,000m race in which he finished. The following is a list of his 10,000 track finals, taken from here (for anyone wondering, Haile Gebrselassie was undefeated from 1993 to 2001 in the 10,000m over 11 finals).
|01/06/2002||Fanny Blankers-Koen Games||Hengelo NED||26:53.7||1|
||IAAF World Outdoor Championships||Paris FRA||26:49.6||1 (CR)*|
|08/06/2004||Golden Spike||Ostrava CZE||26:20.3||1 (WR)|
|20/08/2004||XXVIII Olympic Games||Athína GRE||27:05.1||1 (OR)**|
|29/05/2005||Fanny Blankers-Koen Games||Hengelo NED||26:28.7||1|
|08/08/2005||IAAF World Outdoor Championships||Helsinki FIN||27:08.3||1|
||Memorial Van Damme||Bruxelles BEL||26:17.5||1 (WR)|
|27/08/2007||IAAF World Outdoor Championships||Osaka JPN||27:05.9||1|
|14/09/2007||Memorial Van Damme||Bruxelles BEL||26:46.2||1|
||Prefontaine Classic||Eugene USA||26:26.0||1|
|17/08/2008||XXIX Olympic Games||Beijing CHN||27:01.2||1 (OR)|
|17/08/2009||IAAF World Outdoor Championships||Berlin GER||26:46.3||1 (CR)|
|28/08/2011||IAAF World Outdoor Championships||Daegu KOR||DNF||–|
||Memorial Van Damme||Bruxelles BEL||26:43.2||1|
||UK Olympic Trials||Birmingham GBR||27:02.6||1|
|04/08/2012||XXX Olympic Games||London GBR||27:32.4||4|
* he ran the last 5k in 12:57.24, raster than the winning time for the 5,000m at the same championships!
** 53.02s for the last lap!
According to this IAAF page he has four of the fastest six times in the event. In 2004-5, 2007-9 and 2011 he had the fastest time of the year. He also has the record for the most consecutive days holding the 5,000m and 10,000m records simultaneously (ref).
Watching his finishing kick has been a joy over the years (some of his final lap splits are here). Check out this instance in the 2007 World Championships where he was well behind with just over 200m remaining.