News : Sifan Hassan breaks the world record of 10,000 with 29: 06.82


News : Sifan Hassan breaks the world record of 10,000 with 29: 06.82

AFP

Sifan Hassan has lowered the previous world record of 10,000 by eleven seconds, which belonged to the Ethiopian Almaz Ayana.

The Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan set a new world record of 10,000 meters with a time of 29: 06.82 this Sunday during the FBK Games meeting in Hengelo (Netherlands).

She is one of the best runners and long distance runners of the moment. At the Doha World Cup achieved an almost unprecedented doubleor 1,500 and 10,000, showing that it is as good in long distances as in shorter ones.

A gold mine

Sifan Hassan turns everything he touches into gold and this afternoon at Hengelo sought a new milestone in athletics history. Search, after last year’s attempt that ended in a European record, the world record of 10,000 meters.

Today Hassan, current world champion of 1,500 and 10,000, lowered the previous world record of 10,000 by eleven seconds, which belonged to the Ethiopian Almaz Ayana with the record of 29: 17.45 that she obtained in the Olympic final in Rio de Janeiro on 12 August 2016.

“Achieving this world record here today at Hengelo is something I could only dream of”said Hassan, who is originally from Ethiopia. “It is the perfect confirmation of the hard work we have done to prepare for Tokyo. I am very happy to share this record in front of my Dutch fans ”, added.

Hassan, aged 29, thus adds a new historical performance to his great career. In addition to the world record of 10,000 meters, he also holds the record for the hour (18,930 km), the one for the mile (4 min 12 sec 33) and the 5 kilometer record on the road (14 min 44 sec).


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