After a 12 months of absence, Sifan Hassan returns to the FBK Video games in Hengelo this 12 months. She’s going to run the 1,500 and 10,000 meters there in two weeks.
It is going to be the primary observe race of the two-time Olympic champion this 12 months. She began her season in April with a sensational marathon debut. In London she received in a Dutch document of two:18:33.
“I am actually trying ahead to the observe season,” says Hassan. “After the London Marathon it was after all a query of how my physique would recuperate and reply to the observe coaching.”
“I wish to run a ten,000 meters to see how I’m doing. And I needed to run my first observe race within the Netherlands in entrance of my very own viewers.”
Particularly for Hassan, the group of the FBK Video games has eliminated the ten kilometers from the common Sunday program, making it a separate occasion on Saturday. Usually, the athletics competitors in Hengelo is a one-day occasion.
“I’m grateful that the group has made it potential for me to run a ten,000 meters on Saturday night and a 1,500 meters on Sunday afternoon in a full stadium. I practice overseas rather a lot and it’s subsequently further particular for me to be in Netherlands to run for its personal viewers.”
Match director Ellen van Langen is pleased with Hassan’s arrival. “We all know Sifan as somebody who likes challenges. It’s after all implausible after her spectacular marathon debut in London lower than a month in the past that we’ll see her at the beginning in Hengelo twice.”
“Sifan needed to run the ten,000 meters, however this now not match into our program, so we moved this half to Saturday night. How good is it that Sifan will begin in the primary program on Sunday within the 1,500 meters. She is such a particular athlete that we gladly tailored our program for this.”