By GERALD IMRAY, AP Sports activities Author
TOKYO (AP) — World champion Sifan Hassan made an unbelievable restoration from a fall on the last bell to win her 1,500-meter warmth on the Olympics on Monday.
Hassan picked herself up after getting in a tangle with Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok initially of the final lap. She sped across the outdoors of the pack on the again straight and ended up crossing the road first in 4 minutes, 5.17 seconds to qualify for the semifinals.
It saved alive the Dutch runner’s bid for a uncommon distance-running treble on the Tokyo Video games.
Hassan has certified to run within the 5,000-meter last later Monday on the Olympic Stadium, when the vitality she expended on that last-lap scramble within the 1,500 heats may meet up with her.
She’s anticipated to battle with two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya for the 5,000 gold.
Hassan, who gained a 1,500-10,000-meter double on the world championships in 2019, says she will even run within the 10,000 meters on the Tokyo Video games and go for 3 medals.
That grueling schedule means she should run six races in eight days within the Tokyo warmth and humidity, together with the 2 races on Monday and the 1,500 and 10,000 finals on back-to-back days on Friday and Saturday.
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