Mersha Asrat is the co-coach of Kenenisa Bekele who is a three-time Olympic champion and former world record holder in the 5000m and 10000m on the track. Kenenisa Bekele is also the second fastest of all time over the Marathon and considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time.

Mersha holds a Masters of Sports Science at the University of Addis Ababa and coaches a strong group of emerging Ethiopian athletes in Addis Ababa area.

In this podcast episode we discuss how Mersha and Kenenisa Bekele met, what it’s like to coach Kenenisa Bekele and what the future might hold for the King of Ethiopian distance running. 

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