HAS­SAN THE HOME HOPE

Athletics Weekly - - News -

FRESH from her Euro­pean half-marathon record of 65:15 in Copen­hagen, Si­fan Has­san says she is now tar­get­ing the Euro­pean Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in De­cem­ber, where she will com­pete on home soil in Til­burg, Nether­lands.

Born in Ethiopia, Has­san moved to the Nether­lands aged 15 as a refugee in 2008 and after ac­quir­ing Dutch cit­i­zen­ship in No­vem­ber

2013 she won the un­der-23 ti­tle at the Euro­pean Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships in Bel­grade only nine days after be­ing cleared to com­pete for her new coun­try.

Two years later, she won the Euro­pean se­nior cross-coun­try ti­tle in Hy­eres, while of course she has also en­joyed suc­cess on the track with a Euro­pean 5000m gold this year among other things.

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