Sifan Hassan took the European Championship title cross country running yesterday, according to Omroep Brabant. The Eindhoven Atletiek athlete left the competition metres behind her.
The EC cross country running was held in Hyeres, in France, on an course of eight kilometres. After 25 minutes and 47 seconds, Hassan was first across the finishing line. She had broken away from the leading group halfway through the race, and stormed to gold on her own.
Second place was for the British Kate Avery, who crossed the line 8 seconds later and bronze went to the Norwegian Bjerkeli Grövdal.
Eindhoven’s Ruth van der Meijden finally finished 41st, with a time of 27 minutes and 34 seconds.
Translation: Lizzie Kean (LinkedIn)