Report 2017

Sifan Hassan gave her Dutch fans at the FBK Games a nice gift by improving her own world lead, winning the 1500m in 3:56.14 at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Hengelo on Sunday (11).

“Not a Dutch record, but I’m happy,” said Hassan, whose lifetime best of 3:56.05 was set in the race in which Genzebe Dibaba broke the world record.

In the 30 minutes following Hassan’s 1500m triumph, two other Dutch victories came in quick succession.

World 200m champion Dafne Schippers won the 100m in 11.08 (-1.3m/s), but was pushed all the way by Blessing Okagbare, who was second in 11.16. South Africa’s Carina Horn placed third in 11.35. “For now it’s OK,” said Schippers. “I ran 10.99 in Rome three days ago, but that was with the wind in my back.” Schippers will run at the IAAF Diamond League meetings in Oslo and Lausanne in the weeks to come.

Ethiopian Trials

The Ethiopian federation incorporated their trials for the World Championships within the FBK Games. 

Both 10,000m races produced world-leading marks. The women’s event, held on Saturday night, was won by world silver medallist Gelete Burka in 30:40.87. World 5000m silver medallist Senbere Teferi placed second in 30:41.68, three seconds ahead of 2013 world bronze medallist Belaynesh Oljira.

World cross-country bronze medallist Abadi Hadis won the men’s race. The teenage Olympian clocked 27:08.26 to finish ahead of Jemal Mekonnen (27:09.08) and 10,000m debutant Yenew Alamirew (27:19.86).

Read the full report by IAAF.

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