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In-form Hassan to miss world half-marathon championships

Sifan Hassan

In-form Dutch runner, Sifan Hassan will miss Saturday’s World Athletics Half-Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland, after announcing that she had ended her season early.

Hassan, who is the world record holder for both the 5km road race and the mile, both set in 2019, set another world record in this coronavirus-affected season, setting a new best for the one hour run in Brussels in September.

“It has been a tough year, the uncertainty of competitions going ahead was always part of my training regime,” said the Ethiopian-born Hassan, who also smashed Paula Ratcliffe’s long-standing European record for the women’s 10 000m on Saturday.”