Sipan Hasan (30, Netherlands), who surprised the world by winning medals in both the middle distance 1,500m and long distance 5,000m and 10,000m at the Olympics and World Championships in Athletics, has a unique sense of humor ahead of his marathon debut. mixed with ‘fear’.
In an interview with the Associated Press on the 22nd (Korean time), the day before the London Marathon, Hassan said, “I’m so nervous. There are days when I wake up and say, ‘Why did you decide to run the marathon?’ To be honest, I am afraid of running a marathon.
Hassan won two gold medals at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, winning both the women’s 1,500m and 10,000m.
It was the first time in history that the same person won the middle distance 1,500m and 10,000m at the World Championships in Athletics.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which took place in 2021, she won gold in the women’s 5,000m and 10,000m, and bronze in the 1,500m.
After finishing her Tokyo Olympics, Hassan playfully said, “It’s so hard. I regret my choice to compete in all three events.”
However, he made the first record in Olympic athletics history to win medals in the middle distance 1,500m and long distance 5,000m and 10,000m at the same time.
In athletics, the middle distance 1,500m and the long distance 5,000m and 10,000m are ‘completely different events’.
Hassan has been called a ‘new man’ for setting world-class records in both the middle and long distances.
The World Athletics Federation also introduced Hassan’s life in a short webtoon.
Hassan was born in Adama, Ethiopia in January 1993, but left his hometown in 2008 ‘to live’ and settled in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as a refugee.
He recalled, “When I arrived in the Netherlands as a refugee, it was really terrifying. It felt like all the doors were closed to me.”
Hassan recalled painful memories, saying, “I said ‘I want to exercise’ while I was in school. I wanted to swim, but I heard that it costs money, and when I said I wanted to play volleyball, I heard the answer that it costs money.”
The open event for Hasan, a former메이저사이트 refugee, was track and field.
Hassan recalled the beginning of the legend, saying, “Athletics was ‘free’. And I said, ‘I like athletics.'”
Hassan, who wrote history on the track, turned his attention to the road events.
“I’m full of energy,” he said, declaring the marathon challenge.
He said he was “afraid” ahead of his first full marathon run (42.195 km), but the track and field world pays attention to Hassan’s new challenge.
‘British long-distance hero’ Mo Farah makes this London event his ‘marathon retirement event’.
Para won four gold medals in the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m events at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
He also won 6 gold medals and 2 silver medals at the World Championships in Athletics.
In the 2000s, the formula of ‘Usain Bolt for short distances, Para for long distances’ reigned in the world athletics world, and Para was equipped with skills and enjoyed popularity.
He achieved a success story by being knighted by the Queen of England.
Para, who created a myth on the track, declared a ‘marathon turn’ in August 2017, and won the Chicago Marathon in 2018 with a new European record of 2 hours 05 minutes 11 seconds.
“I’m contemplating retiring,” Farah said in an interview with the BBC. “First of all, I’m going to run my last marathon in London.”