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Handsome final sprint delivers Sifan Hassan world CHAMPIONSHIPS-bronze at 5 km

Handsome final sprint delivers Sifan Hassan world CHAMPIONSHIPS-bronze at 5 km

Sifan Hassan Sunday on the final day of the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics, still a medal conquered. The Dutch took bronze in the 5 km in a Kenyan Hellen Obiri won the race.

Susan Krumins ran in the finals in the wake of Hassan to the eighth place. The 31-year-old in Nijmegen ended in London earlier on a handsome fifth place in the 10,000 meters and was made in 2013 and 2015 also eighth in the 5km at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Hassan remained with a time of 14 minutes and 42,73 seconds but half a second above her Dutch record, that they may ran into Eugene (14.41,24).

The 27-year-old Obiri, leader of the world ranking of 2017, picked up her first world title outdoors with a time of 14.34,86. Titelverdedigster Almaz Ayana from Ethiopia, ending more than five seconds as the second (14.40,35). Krumins ran 14.58,33.

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Hassan thank you ‘the Netherlands’ after bronze at 5000 metres

Favorite

The 24-year-old Hassan was this world cup the great favourite in the 1500 meters, but the born Ethiopian, came Monday on her favorite distance not further than a disappointing fifth place. With a very impressive final sprint, she took Sunday on the 5-kilometer revenge for that big disappointment.

Hassan ran the 5 miles only once before at a big tournament: in 2014, she won silver at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS. They won one time previously a medal at a world CHAMPIONSHIPS outdoor; two years ago she conquered bronze in the 1500 metres.

The netherlands exit the world cup in London with four medals: Dafne Schippers won gold in the 200 metres and bronze in the 100 metres and Anouk Vetter finished third on the internet.

Hassan makes for good finale world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics

Sifan Hassan at the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics bronze conquered on the 5 km.
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Hassan ran to the start of the race just on the head, when the pace is still very low lag.
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Hassan hastened by a handsome finishing sprint away from the Ethiopian Senbere Teferi, who as the fourth ended.
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Hassan congratulates the Kenyan winner Hellen Obiri.
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Obiri was almost eight seconds faster than Hassan.
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Hassan ended up in a time of 14.42,73, slightly more than a second above her Dutch record.
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“I love you all so much for you’, said Hassan after her race over the Dutch.
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Slow start

After a very slow start of the 5000 meter accelerated Ayana Sunday after 1500 meters. The winner of the 10 km at these world CHAMPIONSHIPS in London struck a hole along with Obiri.

Hassan and later also Krumins locks on to a second group, but still more than a kilometre to go had Krumins solve.

Hassan was after four kilometers together with the Ethiopian Senbere Teferi, and the Kenyan Margaret Kipkemboi in a second group. With a very strong eindschot hastened to the Dutch in the last round for the bronze medal. Teferi finished almost five seconds of Hassan as the fourth.

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Krumins knew that they risk took by for the medal to go

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