Sifan Hassan takes bronze in the 1,500m, 5,000m heats today

Sifan Hassan after the medal ceremony. Photo: Robin van Lonkhuijzen ANP

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan picked up the bronze medal in the 1,500 metres at the world athletics championships in Budapest on Tuesday evening.

Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon prolonged her world title over the event while Diribe Welteji from Ethiopia took silver.

Hassan is racing over three distances at the championships but fell dramatically before the end of the 10,000 metres on Saturday, where she was well placed to win gold.

The 30-year-old is also competing in the 5,000 metres heats later on Wednesday. That race has been delayed to the evening because of the heat.

Hassan also took part in three distances at the Olympics in Tokyo, winning two gold and bronze in the 1,500 metres. In April, she also won the London marathon, over a distance of 42 kilometres.

“I’m showing that nothing is impossible,” Hassan said after Tuesday’s race. “This is a good lesson for youngsters. If you try something, you can create surprises.”

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