Athletics: Athletics-Hassan decides on 5,000-10,000 metres double


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch Olympic champion Sifan Hassan will try and reprise her 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres gold medal success from final 12 months’s Tokyo Games when she runs on the World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon, which begins on Friday.

Hassan additionally gained bronze within the 1,500 metres in Tokyo however is just working two occasions this time spherical, after a number of months away from coaching, and was undecided of which distance to mix together with her most popular selection of the 5,000 metres.

But her administration firm stated the 29-year-old had determined to go for the ten,000m, which is being run on Saturday.

She will then try the double, beginning with the 5,000 metres heats subsequent Wednesday. The last is on Saturday, July 23.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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