Hassan is going to become the focus on the 5,000 and 10,000 metres

Sifan Hassan will be this year at the world CHAMPIONSHIP of athletics in Qatar and next year at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in its sights to focus on the 5,000 and the 10,000 metres on the track.

“I’m much better at the long distances, and I think good things to show,” said the 26-year-old Hassan Tuesday against the NIS. “At 1,500 ft it’s more on tactics and wait for everyone a little. There is a little bit wrong.”

The Dutch focused until now mainly on the 800 and the 1,500 metres. Especially on that last distance obtained in the last years great success with a European title in the outdoor (2014) and indoor (2015), a world championship indoor (2016) and bronze on the world CHAMPIONSHIP outdoor (2015) and the world CHAMPIONSHIPS indoor (2018).

At its debut at the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, started Hassan on the 800-meter (switched off in the series) and the 1,500 meters (fifth in the final).

Hassan ran never 10,000 metres on the track

The 5,000 meters is not a new part for Hassan. Last year she made at the EC outdoor in Berlin impresses through gold to win in a kampioenschapsrecord. Also, she won at this distance as the EK-silver (2014) and world CHAMPIONSHIPS-bronze (2017).

The born Ethiopian, who last Sunday in Monaco for the world record in the 5,000 meters on the road improved, ran never a 10,000 metres on the track.

Hassan proved last year that they have a longer distance than 5 km very well do it, because they improved in Copenhagen, the European record on the half marathon (21,1 km).

Hassan hits the european CHAMPIONSHIPS indoor (1-3 march in Glasgow). They expire on 30 march at the world cup cross in Aarhus, denmark. The world cup outdoor from 28 september to 6 October in Doha.

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