Hassan shrugs off Salazar row, bags second gold:
On Saturday, Sifan Hassan surged to her second gold medal of the World Championships with victory in the 1,500 metres on Saturday, shrugging off the doping controversy that has embroiled her banned coach Alberto Salazar.
The 26-year-old Ethiopian-born Dutch runner romped home in a world leading championship record time of 3min 51.95sec to take gold, with 2017 champion Faith Kipyegon of Kenya claiming silver and Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay bronze.
Her winning time was the sixth fastest in history, just under two seconds adrift of Genzebe Dibaba’s world mark of 3:50.07 set in 2015. It was Hassan’s second gold here following her win in the 10,000m, making her the first woman to successfully double in the two events.