News : Olympic minimum of Esther Guerrero and Hassan’s barbarity in Florence
How big Esther Guerrero, who had been chasing the Olympic minimum of 1,500 for weeks and who in Rome has achieved it with a certain ‘soberness’, since she stopped the clock at 4:03:67, best mark of the season and almost six tenths below that barrier to be in the Tokyo Olympics (4.04.20). Race starring Sifan Hassan, Fayth Kipyegon and Laura Muir, who have followed the two hares (one of them the Spanish Solange Pereira) and have even surpassed them. The rhythm of the three was infernal with a Dutch athlete who had just achieved the World Record of 10,000 in Hengelo (it barely lasted 48 hours, since Gidey broke it again in the Ethiopian ‘trials’).
We run out of adjectives to describe the one who is doing the most versatile athlete in athletics today and practically in history. Kipyegon and Hassan have reached the final stretch together (Muir has fallen a little behind) and the final victory and world leading brand of the year has been for the Dutch with 3.53.63, which was not a personal best (3.51.95). Second and Kenya’s National Record was Faith with 3.54.22 and Scottish third with 3.55.59, very close to her personal best.
Guerrero has entered ninth position with the aforementioned mark of 4:03:67. And it is that up to 10 athletes have fallen from the Olympic minimum of 4:04:20. Carrerón and another Spanish woman who ensures her presence in Tokyo.