TheDutchman Sevan Hassan, Triple Olympic Medalist in Tokyo 2020, On Friday he failed in his attempt to break the 5,000m world record in Eugene (Oregon, USA), although he won the race with a time of 14:27.89.
Hassan’s goal was 14: 06.62 performed by Ethiopian Letesenbet Gidey Last October in Valencia, but he ran out of rabbits halfway and his pace slowed. He surpassed 3000 at 8:30.54 and 4000 at 11:29.30. Ethiopian Sunbir Teferi was ranked second with a time of 14:42.25, followed by her compatriot Fanto Worko (14:42.85).
Hassan was declared the Olympic champion in Tokyo with 5000 and 10000 meters and He took the bronze medal in the 1500, having run six races in nine days. This year’s Eugene Meeting, included in the Diamond League calendar, takes place over two days, on Fridays and Saturdays.
In another test on the first day, In the two-mile race, Burundian Francine Nyonsaba won the second best mark in history, 9:00.75, ahead of Letsenbet Jedi (9:06.74) and Kenyan Helen Obery (9:14.55).
The world record for two miles is held by Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar with a score of 8:58.58 set in Brussels on September 14, 2007.
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