Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands smashed the world document for the ladies’s one-hour race by greater than a lap when she ran 18,930 metres through the Brussels Diamond League assembly on Friday.
The Ethiopian-born athlete, who gained gold within the 1,500 metres and 10,000 metres on the world championships final 12 months, ran 413 metres — multiple complete lap — additional than the earlier document of 18,517 metres, set by Ethiopian Dire Tune in 2008.
The 27-year-old took management of the rarely-run race virtually from the outset and surged away during the last minute of the endurance take a look at so as to add to the mile world document she set at Monaco final 12 months.
“An hour is long; it takes a lot of concentration and focus,” Hassan mentioned.
“After the first half, I found my rhythm. I’m really happy with this record”.
Lonah Chemtai Salpeter of Israel was second, having coated 18,571 metres — additionally beating the earlier document — whereas Kenya’s Eva Cherono completed third with 18,341 metres.