Sifan Hassan has not yet run any competition this year, but she will be at the start of the World Athletics Championships in Eugene in just three weeks’ time.
The Global Sports Communication which manages her has confirmed that this would be her first race of the season
The Royal Dutch Athletics Federation (RDAF) Union will announce the team for the global title fight that will be held from July 15-24 in Oregon.
As reigning world champion in the 1500 and 10,000 meters, Hassan has automatic starting tickets for these distances. She won the titles at the 2019 World Cup in Doha. It is not yet known whether she will run both distances in Eugene or opt for one of the two.
The 29-year-old athlete took a long break after last year’s Olympics in Tokyo, where she won gold in the 5000 and 10,000 meters and also took bronze in the 1500 meters. She started training later and it has not come to competitions yet.
Hassan initially wanted to open her season at the FBK Games at the beginning of this month, but declined. She also skipped the Diamond League in Eugene to put extra energy into the training sessions. She is now fully prepared in the United States.