Diamond League: Sifan Hassan sets record over a mile
The owner of the previous one-mile world record was Svetlana Masterkova, two-time Olympic champion, World and European champion. Sifan Hassan is less known, but the 26-year-old beat Masterkova's best time by 26 hundredths of a second. At the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco, the Dutch coped with the 1609.3 meters in 4: 12.33 minutes.
So far, the biggest successes in Hassan's career were the winning of the Indoor 2016 World Cup over 1500 meters and twice bronze at the World Championships, 2015 over 1500 and 2017 over 5000 meters.
Thus, all current running world records of women between 1500 meters and marathon after the millennium have now been achieved. On the routes between 100 and 800 meters are still best times from the eighties.