In a much-anticipated race at last Friday's Monaco Diamond League, Sifan Hassan took on Faith Kipyegon over 1500m. Hassan, the 2019 world 1500m champ, had recently announced she would concentrate on the 5000m and 10,000 at the Olympics. Kipyegon, the 2016 Olympic 1500m champ, is all about the 1500m and will look to defend her title come Tokyo:
Sifan Hassan is potentially about to have a crack at the impossible treble; the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m at the Tokyo Olympics. There is still a possibility that she will scratch from one event (rumoured to be the 1500m), but for now Hassan's name is on the start-lists for all three.
NB: The world’s most eco-friendly high performance running shoe company is coming. Sign-up to follow their story HERE…. What can stop Sifan Hassan from completing a historic distance treble at the Tokyo Olympic Games? Not falling in the heats of the 1500m, which happened this morning. Not running for a gold medal in 28C...
West Australian Peter Bol has broken the Australian 800m record at the Tokyo Olympics. Running in heat 1, Bol sat in second for most of the race, and finished strong crossing the line also in second. Easing up over the line, Bol still managed to break the Australian 800m record clocking 1:44.13. Not hard to see Bol dipping significantly under 1:44.00 in either the semi-final or final.
By Caelus Murphy for Runner’s Tribe World Athletics president Sebastian Coe believes that the regulations on the use of cannabis by athletes should be reviewed after rising track and field star Sha'Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games when she tested positive for the substance. Richardson, who won the 100m at the...
In the much-anticipated women’s 1,500, Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon takes home the Olympic Gold to become double Olympic Champion! Leading into the final lap, the three favourites were all in contention to win. But Kipyegon, the 2016 Olympic Champion pulled away over the course of the final lap to retain her title!
Peruth Chemutai has just stunned the world with a Gold Medal victory in the 3,000 meter steeplechase final! The young Ugandan who was yet to medal in a major global senior competition ran a smart, tactical, and patient race to eventually triumph over the field. In so doing, Chemutai is not only the new national record holder, but also the country’s first women’s Olympic champion!
Now we have three men with a great opportunity. Jeff Riseley has, at the age of 34, come into form at just the right time to qualify, after years of injury and indifferent form. He ran well for 4th in his heat in 1.45.41, coming home hard and passing a former world champ, Pierre-Ambroise Bosse.