Sifan HASSAN

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Netherlands Netherlands
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    01 JAN 1993
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14489606
  • ROAD RACE LABEL STATUS
    2020 Platinum
World title No2 for Sifan Hassan in Doha - IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Women's 10,000m 1 1469
Women's 1500m 2 1452
Women's 5000m 4 1363
Women's Overall Ranking 3 1534

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Women's 10,000m 1 for 145 weeks
Women's 1500m 1 for 84 weeks
Women's 5000m 1 for 16 weeks
Women's Overall Ranking 1 for 104 weeks
Women's Road Running 1 for 11 weeks
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
800 Metres 1:56.81 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 21 JUL 2017 1220
1000 Metres 2:34.68 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 24 MAY 2015 NR 1174
1500 Metres 3:51.95 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019 AR, NR 1271
One Mile 4:12.33 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 12 JUL 2019 WR, AR, NR 1250
3000 Metres 8:18.49 Cobb Track and Angell Field, Stanford, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019 AR, NR 1249
5000 Metres 14:22.12 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 21 JUL 2019 AR, NR 1238
10,000 Metres 29:06.82 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 06 JUN 2021 AR, NR 1297
One Hour 18930 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2020 WR, AR, NR 0
5 Kilometres 14:44 Monaco (MON) 17 FEB 2019 WR, AR, NR 1194
10 Kilometres 34:28 Brunssum (NED) 01 APR 2012 1012
15 Kilometres 53:57 Heerenberg (NED) 04 DEC 2011 976
Half Marathon 1:05:15 København (DEN) 16 SEP 2018 AR, NR 1229

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue Date Records Results Score
800 Metres 2:02.62 Apeldoorn (NED) 28 FEB 2016 1143
1500 Metres 4:00.46 Globe Arena, Stockholm (SWE) 19 FEB 2015 NR 1224
One Mile 4:19.89 New York, NY (USA) 11 FEB 2017 1223
3000 Metres 8:30.76 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (GBR) 18 FEB 2017 NR 1230

Legend

* Not legal.

Latest Active Season: 2021

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
800 Metres 2:01.54 Icahn Stadium, New York, NY (USA) 21 MAY 2021 1135
1500 Metres 3:53.60 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 09 JUL 2021 1258
One Mile 4:14.74 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 03 SEP 2021 1232
3000 Metres 8:30.54 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 20 AUG 2021 1206
5000 Metres 14:27.89 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 20 AUG 2021 1226
10,000 Metres 29:06.82 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 06 JUN 2021 AR, NR 1297

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
3000 Metres 8:33.62 Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin (FRA) 09 FEB 2021 1220

Outdoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 2:01.54 Icahn Stadium, New York, NY (USA) 21 MAY 2021
2018 1:59.35 Stade Charléty, Paris (FRA) 30 JUN 2018
2017 1:56.81 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 21 JUL 2017
2016 2:00.27 Estádio Olímpico, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 17 AUG 2016
2015 1:58.50 National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 27 AUG 2015
2014 1:59.95 Mestský Stadion, Ostrava (CZE) 17 JUN 2014
2013 2:00.86 Heusden-Zolder (BEL) 13 JUL 2013

Outdoor

1000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2015 2:34.68 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 24 MAY 2015
2013 2:41.43 Lisse (NED) 11 MAY 2013
2012 2:44.44 Pliezhausen (GER) 06 MAY 2012

Outdoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 3:53.60 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 09 JUL 2021
2019 3:51.95 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019
2018 3:57.41 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 22 JUL 2018
2017 3:56.14 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 11 JUN 2017
2016 3:57.13 Paris (FRA) 27 AUG 2016
2015 3:56.05 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 17 JUL 2015
2014 3:57.00 Paris (FRA) 05 JUL 2014
2013 4:03.73 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI) 04 JUL 2013
2012 4:08.24 Bottrop (GER) 06 JUL 2012

Outdoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
2021 4:14.74 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 03 SEP 2021
2019 4:12.33 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 12 JUL 2019
2018 4:14.71 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 22 JUL 2018
2016 4:25.50 Rovereto (ITA) 06 SEP 2016
2015 4:18.20 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 11 SEP 2015
2012 4:29.85 Kessel-Lo (BEL) 18 AUG 2012

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 8:30.54 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 20 AUG 2021
2019 8:18.49 Cobb Track and Angell Field, Stanford, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019
2018 8:27.50 Ostrava (CZE) 08 SEP 2018
2017 8:28.90 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (GBR) 20 AUG 2017
2014 8:29.38 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 05 SEP 2014
2013 8:32.53 Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 22 AUG 2013
2012 9:08.10 Haldensleben (GER) 15 JUL 2012

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 14:27.89 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 20 AUG 2021
2020 14:37.85 Mestský Stadion, Ostrava (CZE) 08 SEP 2020
2019 14:22.12 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 21 JUL 2019
2018 14:22.34 Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah, Rabat (MAR) 13 JUL 2018
2017 14:41.24 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 26 MAY 2017
2014 14:59.23 Palo Alto, CA (USA) 04 MAY 2014

Outdoor

5 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2019 14:44 Monaco (MON) 17 FEB 2019
2013 15:47 Korschenbroich (GER) 21 APR 2013

Outdoor

10,000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2021 29:06.82 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 06 JUN 2021
2020 29:36.67 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 10 OCT 2020
2019 30:17.62 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 28 SEP 2019

Outdoor

10 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2012 34:28 Brunssum (NED) 01 APR 2012

Outdoor

15 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2011 53:57 Heerenberg (NED) 04 DEC 2011

Outdoor

One Hour

Performance Place Date
2020 18930 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2020

Outdoor

Half Marathon

Performance Place Date
2019 1:05:45 Berlin (GER) 07 APR 2019
2018 1:05:15 København (DEN) 16 SEP 2018
2011 1:17:10 Eindhoven (NED) 09 OCT 2011

Indoor

800 Metres

Performance Place Date
2015/16 2:02.62 Apeldoorn (NED) 28 FEB 2016
2013/14 2:04.16 Topsporthal Vlaanderen, Gent (BEL) 09 FEB 2014

Indoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2017/18 4:05.46 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (GBR) 02 MAR 2018
2016/17 4:03.05 New York, NY (USA) 11 FEB 2017
2015/16 4:01.40 Emirates Arena, Glasgow (GBR) 20 FEB 2016
2014/15 4:00.46 Globe Arena, Stockholm (SWE) 19 FEB 2015
2013/14 4:05.34 National Indoor Arena, Birmingham (GBR) 15 FEB 2014

Indoor

One Mile

Performance Place Date
2016/17 4:19.89 New York, NY (USA) 11 FEB 2017

Indoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2020/21 8:33.62 Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin (FRA) 09 FEB 2021
2017/18 8:45.68 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (GBR) 01 MAR 2018
2016/17 8:30.76 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (GBR) 18 FEB 2017
2013/14 8:45.32 Europahalle, Karlsruhe (GER) 01 FEB 2014

Honours - Olympic Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 10,000 Metres 29:55.32 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 07 AUG 2021
1. 5000 Metres 14:36.79 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 02 AUG 2021
3. 1500 Metres 3:55.86 National Stadium, Tokyo (JPN) 06 AUG 2021
5. 1500 Metres 4:11.23 Estádio Olímpico, Rio de Janeiro (BRA) 16 AUG 2016

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 1500 Metres 3:51.95 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019
1. 10,000 Metres 30:17.62 Khalifa International Stadium, Doha (QAT) 28 SEP 2019
3. 5000 Metres 14:42.73 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 13 AUG 2017
3. 1500 Metres 4:09.34 National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 25 AUG 2015
5. 1500 Metres 4:03.34 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 07 AUG 2017

Honours - World Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 1500 Metres 4:04.96 Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR (USA) 19 MAR 2016
2. 3000 Metres 8:45.68 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (GBR) 01 MAR 2018
3. 1500 Metres 4:07.26 Arena Birmingham, Birmingham (GBR) 03 MAR 2018
5. 3000 Metres 9:03.22 Ergo Arena, Sopot (POL) 09 MAR 2014

Honours - World (Continental) Cup

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres 8:27.50 Ostrava (CZE) 08 SEP 2018
1. 1500 Metres 4:05.99 Le Grande Stade, Marrakesh (MAR) 14 SEP 2014

Honours - European Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 14:46.12 Olympiastadion, Berlin (GER) 12 AUG 2018
1. 1500 Metres 4:04.18 Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI) 15 AUG 2014
2. 1500 Metres 4:33.76 Olympisch Stadion, Amsterdam (NED) 10 JUL 2016
2. 5000 Metres 15:31.79 Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI) 16 AUG 2014

Honours - Diamond League

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 5000 Metres 14:26.26 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 06 SEP 2019
1. 1500 Metres 3:57.08 Letzigrund, Zürich (SUI) 29 AUG 2019
1. One Mile 4:14.74 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 03 SEP 2021
1. 5000 Metres 14:27.89 Hayward Field, Eugene, OR (USA) 20 AUG 2021
1. 1500 Metres 3:53.63 Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze (ITA) 10 JUN 2021
1. One Hour 18930 Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles (BEL) 04 SEP 2020
1. One Mile 4:12.33 Stade Louis II, Monaco (MON) 12 JUL 2019
1. 3000 Metres 8:18.49 Cobb Track and Angell Field, Stanford, CA (USA) 30 JUN 2019
1. 1500 Metres 4:00.60 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (GBR) 18 AUG 2018
1. One Mile 4:14.71 Olympic Stadium, London (GBR) 22 JUL 2018
1. 3000 Metres 8:28.90 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (GBR) 20 AUG 2017
1. 1500 Metres 3:57.10 Stade Charléty, Paris (FRA) 01 JUL 2017
1. 1500 Metres 3:56.22 Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 08 JUN 2017
1. 1500 Metres 4:02.36 Stade Olympique de la Pontaise, Lausanne (SUI) 09 JUL 2015
1. 1500 Metres 4:00.30 Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (GBR) 07 JUN 2015
1. 1500 Metres 4:00.67 Hampden Park, Glasgow (GBR) 11 JUL 2014
1. 1500 Metres 3:57.00 Paris (FRA) 05 JUL 2014

Honours - European Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 1500 Metres 4:09.04 O2 Arena, Praha (CZE) 08 MAR 2015

Honours - European Team Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 3000 Metres 8:45.24 Eintracht-Stadion, Braunschweig (GER) 21 JUN 2014

Honours - National Indoor Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 800 Metres 2:02.62 Apeldoorn (NED) 28 FEB 2016
1. 1500 Metres 4:17.31 Apeldoorn (NED) 22 FEB 2015
Results in:

800 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
21 MAY 2021 Trials of Miles NYC Qualifier, Icahn Stadium, New York, NY USAUSA F F1 1. 2:01.54

1500 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
10 JUN 2021 Golden Gala Pietro Mennea, Stadio Luigi Ridolfi, Firenze - Diamond Discipline ITAITA GW F 1. 3:53.63
09 JUL 2021 Herculis, Stade Louis II, Monaco - Diamond Discipline MONMON GW F 2. 3:53.60
02 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo JPNJPN OW H2 1. 4:05.17
04 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo JPNJPN OW SF2 1. 4:00.23
06 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo JPNJPN OW F 3. 3:55.86
03 SEP 2021 Allianz Memorial Van Damme, Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles - Split times BELBEL F F 3:56.69
09 SEP 2021 Weltklasse, Letzigrund, Zürich - Diamond Discipline SUISUI DF F 2. 3:58.55

One Mile

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
03 SEP 2021 Allianz Memorial Van Damme, Boudewijnstadion, Bruxelles - Diamond Discipline BELBEL GW F 1. 4:14.74

3000 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Remark
20 AUG 2021 Prefontaine Classic, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR - Split times USAUSA F F1 8:30.54 ST

3000 Metres Indoor

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
09 FEB 2021 Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais, Arena Stade Couvert, Liévin - World Athletics Indoor Tour FRAFRA A F 2. 8:33.62

5000 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
15 MAY 2021 Track Meet, Irvine, CA USAUSA F F1 1. 14:35.34
30 JUL 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo JPNJPN OW H1 1. 14:47.89
02 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo JPNJPN OW F 1. 14:36.79
20 AUG 2021 Prefontaine Classic, Hayward Field, Eugene, OR - Promotional Events USAUSA A F 1. 14:27.89

10,000 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
06 JUN 2021 FBK Games, Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo NEDNED A F 1. 29:06.82
07 AUG 2021 The XXXII Olympic Games, National Stadium, Tokyo JPNJPN OW F 1. 29:55.32

Last updated: 7 June 2021

Born: 1 January 1993. Coach: Tim Rowberry


Born in Adama, Ethiopia, in 1993, Hassan left her homeland as a refugee in 2008, arriving in the Netherlands at age 15. She began running soon thereafter and less than a decade later had produced a record of extraordinary range that would rank her among the finest middle and long distance runners of all-time.

Her rise into the global ranks began in December 2013 with her European U23 cross country title, one month after gaining Dutch citizenship. Her appearances on continental and global podiums haven't stopped since.

The following July she signalled herself as a rising 1500m force, clocking 3:57.00 to win the Paris leg of the Diamond League. Her big stage breakthrough came a month later at the 2014 European Championships in Zurich where she took gold in the 1500m and silver in the 5000m.

In 2015, she took the European indoor 1500m title and bronze over the distance at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Her first global title came at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland where she raced to victory in the 1500m. Hassan finished fifth in the Olympic 1500m final in Rio, and fifth again at the World Championships in London.

In 2018 she improved her proficiency over longer distances, clocking 14:22.34 to break the European 5000m record in Rabat in July and 1:05:15 for the half marathon in Copenhagen in September, another area record. That came just a month after she took the European 5000m title and eight days after she sped to an 8:27.50 3000m victory at the Continental Cup in Ostrava, the fastest time in the world that season.

Her momentum continued in 2019. In her first race of the year, she set a world record for 5km on the road, clocking 14:44 in Monaco. She then broke the European 3000m record at the Prefontaine Classic in June, clocking 8:18.48, the fastest time in the world since 1993. Twelve days later, she improved her own national 1500m record in Rabat, clocking 3:55.93 – a mark which she lowered to 3:55.30 en route to a 4:12.33 mile to break a world record which had stood for 23 years. And later that month she ran 14:22.12 for a European 5000m record in London.

The best that year was yet to come, however, and in Doha she became the first to achieve a world 1500m and 10,000m double, claiming her 10,000m win on 28 September and her 1500m victory, in a European record of 3:51.95, seven days later.

In 2020, despite limited racing opportunities, Hassan set a world record in the one-hour event, covering 18,930km in Brussels on 4 September, and the following month she ran 29:36.67 in the rain in Hengelo to break Paula Radcliffe’s 18-year-old European 10,000m record. Back on the same track eight months later, Hassan revised her best for 25 laps to 29:06.82, smashing Almaz Ayana’s world record from the 2016 Olympics in Rio by more than 10 seconds.



STATS

 

Sifan Hassan's personal bests
800m: 1:56.81 (2017)
1000m: 2:34.68 (2015)
1500m: 3:51.95 (2019) European record
Mile: 4:12.33 (2019) world record
3000m: 8:18.49 (2019) European record
5000m: 14:22.12 (2019) European record
10,000m: 29:06.82 (2021) world record*
One hour: 18,930km (2020) world record
5km: 14:44 (2019) women-only world record
Half marathon: 1:05:15 (2018) European record

World all-time women's 10,000m top 10
29:06.82 Sifan Hassan (NED) Hengelo, 6 Jun 2021
29:17.45 Almaz Ayana (ETH) Rio de Janeiro, 12 Aug 2016
29:31.78 Wang Junxia (CHN) Beijing, 8 Sep 1993
29:32.53 Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) Rio de Janeiro, 12 Aug 2016
29:39.42 Gudaf Tsegay (ETH) Maia, 8 May 2021
29:42.56 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) Rio de Janeiro, 12 Aug 2016
29:50.77 Kalkidan Gezahegne (BRN) Maia, 8 May 2021
29:53.51 Alice Aprot Nawowuna (KEN) Rio de Janeiro, 12 Aug 2016
29:53.80 Meselech Melkamu (ETH) Utrecht, 14 Jun 2009
29:59.20 Meseret Defar (ETH) Birmingham, 11 Jul 2009

Women's 10,000m world record progression
32:17.20 Yelena Sipatova (URS) Moscow, 16 Sep 1981
31:35.3h Mary Tabb (USA) Eugene, 16 Jul 1982
31:35.01 Lyudmila Baranova (URS) Krasnodar, 29 May 1983
31:27.58 Raisa Sadreydinova (URS) Odessa, 7 Sep 1983
31:13.78 Olga Bondarenko (URS) Kiev, 24 Jun 1984
30:59.42 Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) Oslo, 27 Jul 1985
30:13.74 Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) Oslo, 5 Jul 1986
29:31.78 Wang Junxia (CHN) Beijing, 8 Sep 1993
29:17.45 Almaz Ayana (ETH) Rio de Janeiro, 12 Aug 2016
29:06.82 Sifan Hassan (NED) Hengelo, 6 Jun 2021