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Sifan Hassan to make World Cross Nation Championship debut in Belgrade

Dutch distance working phenom Sifan Hassan will probably be including to her already remarkably wide-ranging resume of athletic accomplishments on the finish of March, when she makes her world cross nation championship debut on March 30 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Hassan boasts astounding versatility in distance working, with outstanding pace on each monitor and street and a capability to seamlessly transition between numerous distances. She has excelled in occasions starting from the 1,500 metres to the marathon, and had a groundbreaking season in 2023, when she received two main marathons (London and Chicago) in her first two makes an attempt on the distance.

Already the Olympic gold medallist within the 5,000m and 10,000m, Hassan captured world championship medals in Budapest in 2023, within the 1,500m and 5,000m. She was additionally poised to win the ten,000m, with 100 metres to go,  till she took a spill simply 40 metres from the end.

Hassan’s time of two:13:44 on the Chicago Marathon broke the course document and is the second-fastest marathon time within the historical past of the ladies’s marathon. On the Tokyo Marathon in early March, she completed fourth in 2:18:05, falling wanting expectations, however nonetheless managing to run quicker than her 2023 London Marathon profitable time of two:18:33.

Whereas Hassan has but to compete on the world championship stage in cross-country, she’ll be revisiting the course the place she received European Cross Nation Championship gold within the U23 occasion in 2013. She final competed in cross-country in 2015 in Hyères, France, the place she took gold within the senior girls’s race.

The World Cross Nation Championships is a one-day occasion that options 5 championship races, a senior males’s and senior girls’s 10K, U20 males’s 8K, U20 girls’s 6K, and an 8K combined relay. Canada is sending a staff of 29 athletes to the occasion, together with two Olympians and several other nationwide champions.

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