Peres Jepchirchir’s 1:05:34 women-only world half marathon record and the one-hour world records from Sifan Hassan (18,930m) and Mo Farah (21,330m) have been ratified.
In the aftermath of Friday night’s world record* performances in the one-hour races at the Wanda Diamond League exhibition meeting in Brussels, the two triumphant athletes – Britain’s Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands – reflected very differently upon their successes in a rarely run but nevertheless prestigious event.
Britain's Mo Farah and Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands set respective men’s and women’s world one-hour records at the Wanda Diamond League exhibition meeting at the King Baudouin Stadium tonight.
Britain’s multiple Olympic and world champion Mo Farah sat in the King Baudouin Stadium today contemplating his prospects of breaking the world one-hour record on the track at the Wanda Diamond League meeting tomorrow evening – and if he mentioned the word “exciting” once, he mentioned it 10 times.
If Mo Farah succeeds in his bid to capture Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old world one-hour record at the World Athletics Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday, the Briton will officially become the 12th man in history to hold the record.
Organisers of the AG Memorial Van Damme have announced that world 1500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan will attempt to break the one-hour world record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Brussels on 4 September.
Barbora Spotakova’s streak of seven podium finishes at Ostrava’s Golden Spike meeting came to an end last year as the javelin world record-holder was on a baby break, but the Czech star will make a popular return to the IAAF World Challenge meeting on 17 June.
Zersenay Tadese will return to the city where he scored the fourth of his five IAAF World Half Marathon Championships victories when competing at the Bupa Great Birmingham Run on Sunday (21).
Alice Mogire clocked a new course record while Benson Barus won the men’s race at the sixth edition of Oporto Half Marathon Sport Zone on Sunday (16).
Ezekiel Chebii shattered the course record at the Lille Half Marathon on Saturday (1).