This weekend, the whole world turns to Brussels (Belgium) to watch the top performances in the Diamond League series, including a very attractive content.
The Brussels Diamond League 2020 is the 4th tournament in the Diamond League chain to be held this year without the crowd cheering to avoid COVID-19 infection. After Monaco, Stockholm and Lausanne, this tournament in Belgium is more noticeable because there are some content that are expected to have a world record.
The first is the 1-hour run, which is set to have a world record in both male and female content. The world record for running 1 hour in a stadium is currently 18,517m (female) and 21,285m (male). Dire Tune set the women’s record on June 12, 2008 while fellow Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie held the men’s record from June 27, 2007.
In Belgium this time, the world record for one hour run is threatened by the participation of two famous stars today, Sifan Hassan, the Ethiopian Dutch runner. The female athlete born in 1993 won 2 gold medals of 1500m and 10,000m at the 2019 World Championship.
Hassan’s rival will be Brigid Kosgei, the runner holding the women’s marathon world record (42,195km) with a 2:14:04 record. The Kenyan long-distance star will compete in an indoor track for the first time. She won the London Marathon for two consecutive years (2018, 2019) and set a world record at the Chicago Marathon 2019 … Not only did she hold the world record marathon distance, Kosgei also had a very good personal record for 21, 1km is 64 minutes 28 seconds (64:28) and 48:54 for 15km.
In men’s content, Sir Mo Farah (UK) also aims to break the world record for one hour men’s run. The star born in 1983 was a famous 5000m and 10,000m running star, before taking on marathons and winning the 2018 Chicago Marathon and establishing his best personal record 2:05:11. At the same time is the European record men’s marathon.
In addition, Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) also set a target to break the world record for the 1000m female running content (2: 28.98) set by Svetlana Masterkova (Russia) from 23/8/1996. Brussels Diamond League 2020 also brings together Europe’s top athletes such as: Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway), who broke the European record of 1500m for men in Monaco 3 weeks ago; or hot boy pole jumping Armand Duplantis (Sweden), who holds the world record for pole jump indoors (6m18) …
Also in Monaco, the track and field village had the opportunity to get waves when Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) broke the world record for a 5000m men’s run with a record of 12: 35.36, surpassed the old record of 12: 37.35 set by Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) for 16 previous years(2004).