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Sabastian Sawe breaks Haile Gebrselassie record in Brussels

Kenya’s Sabastian Sawe broke 15,000m in record that was set by Haile Gebrselassie at the at the Brussels Diamond League Meeting, which is the 12th leg of the Wanda Diamond League series held on Friday (02) in Brussels, Belgium.

Sawe smashed the fifteen years record of 42’18 with a new record of 41’51”07 though the initial objective was to chase the world record for the one hour on the track held for two years by Mo Farah, that he set at this same venue.

The race organisers had set up a strong deep elite field that included the former world half marathon record-holder Kibiwott Kandie, Albert Kipkorir Tonui and Emmanuel Kipchumba to try and chase Mo Farah’s world Record mark of 21,330m.

Sawe put on a spirited fight but lost gas in the final stage and crossed the finish line in a Kenyan Record of 21250 with Kandie coming home in second place in 20940m. Tonui was forced to settle in third place in 19996m

Kipchumba who is a soldier with the Kenya Defense Forces came home in fourth with Australia’ Andreas Vojta finishing fifth in 19635m and 19316mrespectively.

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.