Sifan Hassan sets marathon record, maintains perfect condition
Sifan Hassan Kiptum followed suit and repeated her London success in the women’s race with a time of 2:13:44, the second fastest time in history.
Hassan and the two-time defending champion Ruth Chepguitich The first 10 kilometers took 31 minutes and 05 seconds, 40 seconds faster than before Tigste Assefa She set the world record two weeks ago in Berlin.
Accompanied by three male pacers, the duo continued to create searing splits and further distance themselves from the rest of the field.
Hassan, who won two medals at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest six weeks ago, fell behind Cepengetich at 20 kilometers, who completed the halfway mark in 1 hour, 05 minutes and 42 seconds, at least slower than the world record. 45 seconds.
But as she had done on her first win in London, the Dutchwoman recovered from what seemed like a troubled situation and started to pull away from her Kenyan rival after 25 kilometers.
Although she was two minutes behind Assefa’s world record time, Hassan still broke the course record and notched two marathon wins.
Later, the 30-year-old said she found the early pace “too difficult.”
When asked how her training was different from before her debut in London, Hassan replied: “I’m very happy with my training. I don’t know if six weeks is enough. I felt a bit cold today but I still It was a great run. It was incredible.”
At the 2024 Paris Olympics, she could Defend her 5000m and 10,000m Olympic titlesShe told Olympics.com, “It was so painful. In the last 7 kilometers, I thought, ‘I’m not going to run another marathon.'” Let me recover and I’ll decide what to do.
“My hip was really sore. I was in so much pain the last 5km so I’m not going to talk about the Olympics. I just need to recover and I’m happy I won. I’m grateful I ran this time and it’s gone but I’m still it’s painful.”
Chepujitic finished second almost two minutes behind Ethiopian team Megtu Alem Get on the podium.