Sifan Hassan completed the 10,000m in 29 minutes 6 seconds 82, breaking the old world record by more than 10 seconds at the track and field tournament held in his hometown on June 6.

The World Athletics Continental Tour Gold series – FBK Games taking place in Hengelo (Netherlands) has just witnessed a new world record in the women’s 10,000m race. Host country athlete Sifan Hassan finished his part with a time of 29 minutes 6 seconds 82 (29:06.82), surpassing the old world record of 29:17.45 set by Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) at the 2016 Rio Olympics. to more than 10 seconds.

Sifan Hassan celebrates after reaching the finish line.  Photo: CNBC.

Sifan Hassan celebrates after reaching the finish line. Image: CNBC.

The runner born in 1993 reached an impressive speed of 2 minutes 45 seconds per km, ie 2:45 pace. Hassan entered the game at a somewhat slower pace than Almaz Ayana ran at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but she quickly jumped after 2 km.

Speaking to the press before the race day, Hassan said: “I have never seen myself in such good shape, it’s just a matter of performing well on the track.” Indeed, she eliminated the opponents in turn and finished first.

Last October, in the run also held in Hengelo, Hassan broke the European record in the women’s 10,000m with a time of 29.36.67. The weather was pretty bad that day and Hassan ran in the rain for 25 laps.

Sifan Hassan, originally from Ethiopia, came to the Netherlands as a refugee at the age of 16. She won two gold medals 1,500m and 10,000m at the World Championships held in Doha (Qatar) 2019. She is currently the only athlete in the world to win two distances of 1,500m and 10,000. m in both the World Championships and the Olympics.

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