With a few days until athletics action begins at the Tokyo Olympic Games, the world record marks set by Letesenbet Gidey, Sifan Hassan, Keely Hodgkinson, Grant Holloway and Karsten Warholm have been ratified.
The Dutch team for the Tokyo Olympic Games has been announced, with double world champion Sifan Hassan named for three events.
In what may be the most impressive victory of his short but brilliant career, 20-year-old Jakob Ingebrigtsen upset an exceptional 5000m field, including both the world champion and world record-holder, at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Florence on Thursday (10).
Fresh from her heroics at the FBK Games in Hengelo, world record-breaker Sifan Hassan will again take centre stage at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, a Wanda Diamond League meeting, in Florence on Thursday (10).
There was little about Sifan Hassan’s run at the FBK Games in Hengelo on Sunday (6) that gave the impression she was being patient. Eyes firmly fixed on the path ahead, her arms pumping and legs turning with incredible consistency, she looked like a person who had places to be – and fast.
Sifan Hassan continued to make history by smashing the world 10,000m record with a time of 29:06.82 at the FBK Games.
The 40th edition of the FBK Games – a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – in Hengelo looks set to be celebrated with fireworks on the track and field on Sunday (6), with talk of world and meeting records at the pre-event press conferences.
Five world champions, four Olympic gold medallists and two world record-holders are set to compete at the FBK Games – a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting – in Hengelo on Sunday (6).
Double world champion Sifan Hassan and Olympic gold medallist Faith Kipyegon will go head-to-head over 1500m at the Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, a Wanda Diamond League meeting, on 10 June.