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Bekele and Dibaba ready to complete doubles in Fukuoka


Both Kenenisa Bekele and

Tirunesh Dibaba remain on target for further IAAF World Cross Country double

performances after winning their races on the first day's schedule in


<st1:place>Fukuoka</st1:place></st1:city> on Saturday morning. Bekele now

ready to chase a tenth individual gold medal in Sunday's 12K event, set up his

challenge by claiming the short course four kilometres title in a time of

10:54 minutes.


The 23-year-old Ethiopian

bided his time until unleashing a searing finish which carried him clear of

Kenya's Isaac Songok for a one second victory, with Morocco's Adil Kaouch, last

summer's World 1500m silver medallist third in 10:57. "We have never

before finished so close together," admitted