The 38-year-old Bekele won the Berlin Marathon last year in 2:01:41, only two seconds short of Kipchoge's world record, which he set on the same course in 2018.
Barca looked tired after their midweek efforts at Celta Vigo and there were moments in the second half when Sevilla could have won the game with more ambition. Koeman brought on the new arrivals Pedro "Pedri" Gonzalez, Francisco Trincao and Miralem Pjanic in the second half, but the feeling is that Barca's squad still looks lightweight for a full season, and the club needs to sign at least another central defender and a striker before the transfer window closes.
"But I take it as a very positive thing. I am playing quite well to win against a player like Stefano today with this score.
The Czech player fired 23 winners in the match in which she converted four of her nine break points. Despite missing a chance of serving for the win in the eighth game of the second set at 5-2, she clinched it when opportunity appeared again in the tenth to wrap up the victory with a love game.
On the Shandong side, Yang Hengyu contributed 16 points, while Qiao Yanzi added 12.
Temwa Chawinga gave Wuhan a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute as she received a pass and rifled an effort into the net. Shanghai leveled the game in the 13th minute as Banda stole the ball from a Wuhan defender in the penalty area and slotted it past the goalkeeper. Just one minute later, Shen Mengyu's goal, from an assist from Banda, helped Shanghai gain a 2-1 lead.
Zhejiang outscored 52-37 at the interval, which proved to be a key part of their victory. Dong Ke'er made six 3-pointers to score 26 points. Huang Jiali shot 11 of 14 from the field for 26 points.
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Beijing bounced back from its loss in the opening game with an 87-50 rout of Daqing in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
Outscoring its opponent 28-14 after the first quarter, Jiangsu was never really challenged by Shaanxi over the ensuing three quarters.
AC Milan continued its good forms as the Rossoneri beat Spezia 3-0, including a Rafael Leao brace.
Trencin entered the new season with a triumph thanks to a strong second period, scoring four goals and breaking its opponent Detva in the process.