Dutch runner Sifan Hassan set a European record of 10,000 meters in Hengel. The world champion from this track was the first endurance player of the old continent to break the border by 30 minutes and with a time of 29: 36.67 significantly improved the 18-year-old performance of Paula Radcliffe (30: 01.09). The 27-year-old Ethiopian native was not stopped even by unfavorable conditions, the record time was run in the rain and cold.
“It was a very difficult race because it was so wet and so cold. I felt good and hoped for better conditions. But this record will give me a lot of confidence,” said Hassan, who showed an unusual double at last year’s World Championships in Doha, because in addition to the ten, it was the fastest among the milestones on the 1500 meter track.
The world record for the longest runway distance is 29: 17.45 and its holder has been Ethiopian Almaz Ayana since the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Hassan also holds world highs per mile, road five (14:44) and since the beginning of September also in the clock (18,930 km).