Sifan Hassan has lost her world record in the 5 kilometers on the road. Ethiopian Senbere Teferi completed the race in 14 minutes and 29 seconds in the German city of Herzogenaurach. Teferi dived 15 seconds below the world record that Hassan had set in Monte Carlo at the beginning of 2019 (14.44).
Teferi, 26, won silver in the 5000 meters on the track at the 2015 World Championships. In the road race in Herzogenaurach, she already distanced herself from her competitors after the first kilometer. The Ethiopian picked up the pace and soloed to the win, setting the best time ever in a women-only race at this distance.
“I’m so happy. After the Olympics, I knew I was ready to go for this world record,” said Teferi. In Tokyo, she finished sixth in the 5000 meters, almost 10 seconds after Hassan who took Olympic gold. The 28-year-old Dutchman then also won the 10,000 meters and bronze in the 1500 meters.
The world record in the 10 kilometers was also improved in Herzogenaurach, where sportswear brand Adidas organized various running competitions on the headquarters site on Sunday.
Agnes Tirop from Kenya dived with 30.01 no less than 28 seconds below the old top time that has been in the name of the Moroccan Asmae Leghzaoui since 2002. Tirop (25) finished fourth in the 5000 meters in Tokyo.