Holder of European record added to the CPH Half elite field

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One of the most dominant female mid- and long-distance runners for the past five years has been added to the CPH Half elite field.

Sifan Hassan is one of the biggest european names and she is added the elite filed at Copenhagen Half Marathon.
Sifan Hassan is one of the biggest european names and she is added the elite filed at Copenhagen Half Marathon.

Athletics enthusiast will have definitely come across the name of Sifan Hassan in the past five years.

The Ethiopean-born Dutchman holds numerous European and World championships medals and has a staggering nine Diamond League victories on her resumé over distances ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 metres. Furthermore, she holds the European 5,000 metres record of 14.22,34 minutes set earlier this year.

Now, Hassan is ready to increase her distance and will be lining up for start at the Copenhagen Half Marathon.

“Sifan Hassan is an amazing name to add to the line-up. She ranks among the greatest athletes i Europe and we are honored that she has chosen the CPH Half to test herself over the half marathon distance”, says Henrik Paulsen, competition director of the CPH Half.

Sifan Hassan is still new on the half-marathon distance, so we should not expect her to be competing for the win this time around. According to her trainer, Alberto Salazar, she expects to be able to run the distance in around 69 minutes, seeing as she has not been training specifically for a half-marathon. However, Salazar sees a future for her on the longer distances.

“I definitely see Sifan as very competitive on the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, and after that we shall have to wait and see”, Salazar states in a recent interview on Youtube.

The Copenhagen Half Marathon featuring, among others, Sifan Hassan at the starting line, will take place on September 16th, starting at 11:15 AM.

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Sifan Hassan is one of the biggest european names and she is added the elite filed at Copenhagen Half Marathon.
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Copenhagen Half Marathon er med helt fremme, når det kommer til verdens bedste halvmaratons. I 2017 var det suverænt det hurtigste halvmaraton i verden med hele tre løbere under 59.00 minutter. Ud over den absolutte verdenselite så deltager der også et kæmpe motionsfelt med mere end 20.000 løbere. Arrangørerne af Copenhagen Half Marathon er Sparta Atletik & Motion og Dansk Atletik Forbund.

Den første udgave af Copenhagen Half Marathon fandt sted i 2015 og var et udspring af det succesrige VM i halvmaaton, som blev afholdt i København i 2014. Målsætningen har fra starten været at lave verdens bedste og hurtigst halvmaraton, og den er målsætningen er i manges øjne opfyldt.

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