TOKYO – Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands won the gold medal in the women’s 5,000 meters on Monday to kick off her bid for an unprecedented Olympic treble at the Tokyo Games.
Hassan, who has also confirmed his participation in the 1,500m and 10,000m races in Tokyo, broke away from the leading pack on the final lap to claim victory in 14: 36.79.
Hassan, 28, also won the 1,500m and 10,000m world championship titles in Doha in 2019.
Hellen Obiri of Kenya, double world champion and Olympic silver medalist five years ago in Rio, took silver ahead of Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay, who took bronze.
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