Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands ran at a blistering tempo to smash the ladies’s 10,000 metres world document, clocking 29 minutes 06.82 seconds right here on the FBK Video games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold assembly, on Sunday.
Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana had set the earlier document of 29 minutes 17.45 seconds within the 25-lap occasion on the 2016 Olympic Video games in Rio de Janeiro.
“Wow, to run this world document right here on Sunday in Hengelo is one thing I may solely dream of. It is the right affirmation of the arduous work we have put in preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. I’m so pleased to share this document in entrance of my Dutch followers. I’m so pleased,” the 28-year-old Dutch distance runner mentioned in a post-race interplay.
Double world champion Sifan was on the world document tempo from the beginning. She intently adopted the pacemakers Diane van Es and Jackline Rotich. The lead group lined the primary 1000m in 2 minutes 56.12 seconds.
With 19 laps to go, Sifan handed the pacemaker and went by way of the midway stage in 14 minutes 38.75 seconds. She continued to push arduous within the second half to cross the end line in 29 minutes 06.82 seconds and entered her identify within the document books.
Final yr in October, Sifan set European 10,000m document of 29 minutes 36.67 seconds on the identical observe.