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Sifan Hassan targets One Mile Record in Brussels

Triple Olympic medallist, Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands had an incredible six races in eight days which yielded to two golds and a bronze in Tokyo; you would be forgiven for thinking she might need a break.

Hassan has had a brilliant year when she smashed Almaz Ayana’s world record from Rio 2016 by over 10 seconds in Hengelo in June, but Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey went five seconds quicker on the same track in just two days later.

The 28-year-old has finally admitted that her body can no longer handle a 10,000m race at the moment forcing her to focus on the One Mile race that will be held on Friday Night at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

The Dutch will be in familiar grounds as she broke the one-hour world record there 12 months ago and she is determined to break her own mile world record of 4:12.33 that she set set in Monaco in July 2019

Ferdinand Omanyala to debut at Brussels Diamond League

National 100m champion Ferdinand Omurwa Omanyala will be making his Diamond League debut at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday evening.

After making his debut at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021, Omanyala will be up against American Fred Kerley, South African Akan Simbine, American Trayvon Bromell and Michael Norman.

Omanyala, who failed to advance to the final, made history as the first Kenyan to reach the semis at the Olympics.

The 25 years-old Enjoys the National Record that he set twice in 9.86 during the final at the International Josko Lauf Meeting at Pramtal Stadium, Andorra, Austria a fortnight ago.

Olympic 5,000m silver medallist, Hellen Obiri, who is also the reigning World 5,000m champion, Margaret Chelimo, Lilian Kasait, Beatrice Chebet, Eva Cherono and Daisy Cherotich are the Kenyans who will compete in women’s 5,000m.

They will be up against Tokyo Olympic 10,000m silver medallist, Ethiopia’s Gidey Letensebet and fast-rising Francine Nyonsaba from Burundi.