Two world records for men’s and women’s 1 hour run were broken in Belgium by two athletic stars from the UK and the Netherlands.
On the morning of September 5, 2020, the Diamond League athletics series took place in Brussels (Belgium). On the King Baudouin Stadium, two new men’s and women’s 1-hour world records were broken on the same day.
On the south run, Sir Mo Farah from the UK has completed the goal of breaking the old world record of 21,285m, set by Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) in 2007, with a record of 21,330m, 45m more than the old record. Farah average speed of 2: 49 / km (pace 2:49), which is about 21.33 km / h. The 37-year-old star continued to run for a while because he could not hear the ending gunfire. Hugging the champion’s bouquet, Farah relaxed back and forth after this feat. This is the tournament in Farah’s first stadium since 2007.
Second is Bashir Abdi (Belgium), who completed nearly 53 stadium rounds (400m) with a record of 21,322m, still more than the old record of 37m. The 21,330m record officially put Mo Farah in the Home of legends that broke the world record for 1 hour men’s run, including: Alf Shrubb, Paavo Nurmi, Emil Zatopek, Ron Clarke, Gaston Roelants, Jos Hermens, Arturo Barrios and Haile Gebrselassie.
In female content, the old record of 18,517m by the star Dire Tune (Ethiopia) is also easily broken. All three female athletes standing on the podium this time have better achievements than the old record set in 2008.
Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) finished with a record of 18,930m, more than the old record of 413m (more than a round of golf). This 1500m and 10,000m world champions beat the world record women’s marathon (42,195km) Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) in the last 60 seconds to win the title. Kosgei did not win, but left a strong impression on his first time attending a run in the stadium. Kosgei’s 18.901m record also broke the old record, helping her confidently enter the London Marathon 2020 in early October. The third person, Lonah Salpeter (Kenya) also finished 18,571m after an hour, which is better than the old world record.
In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) almost succeeded in breaking Svetlana Masterkova’s (Russia) record of 1000m 2: 28.98 when only less than 1 second. Kipyegon finished 400m in 58 seconds 94, then 1: 59.19 gave 800m but could do nothing better at the last 200m and hit the finish with 2: 29.92 time.
In the men’s pole jump event, “The Prince of the pole jump” Armand Duplantis failed at 6m15, but still won the gold medal with a record of 6m00.
Before he was 20 years old, Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway) had more time to win the title in the 1500m male content with a record of 3: 30.69.
After the Belgian leg, Diamond League will be held in Rome (Italy) on September 17 and Doha (Qatar) on September 25, 2020.