Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands fired a warning shot forward of the Tokyo Olympics by setting a brand new world report within the girls’s 10,000m on Sunday.
Hassan, 28, clocked 29min 06.82sec on the Hengelo meet, smashing the earlier finest set by Ethiopian Almaz Ayana (29:17.45) in successful gold on the 2016 Rio Video games.
Hassan was aided by expertise that lit up the observe on world report tempo as she ran.
“Wow! To run this world report right here at present in Hengelo is one thing I might solely dream of,” stated Hassan, who was born in Ethiopia, arrived within the Netherlands in 2008 on the age of 15 and acquired Dutch citizenship in 2013.
“It is the right affirmation of the exhausting work we have put in preparing for Tokyo. I’m so completely satisfied to share this report in entrance of my Dutch followers. I’m so completely satisfied!”
She now tops an elite band of simply 10 feminine runners who’ve dipped under the legendary 30min mark.
This was additionally the fourth profession world report for Hassan, who was coached by the now-banned Alberto Salazar.
The reigning world champion over 1500m and 10,000m has additionally posted world information over one mile, one-hour and 5km on the highway.
Final October, she smashed Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing European report for the ladies’s 10,000m, on the similar Hengelo stadium.