Sifan Hassan (Runner) – Bio, Net Worth, Husband, Parents, Family, Nationality, Religion, Age, Height, Wiki, Facts, Weight Loss, Medals, Career, Race

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Sifan Hassan is an Ethiopian-born Dutch middle- and long-distance runner. She was the 2016 1500m indoor world champion. At the 2015 World Championships in Athletics, she won a bronze medal in the 1500m, following that with a bronze medal in the 5000m in the 2017 championships. 

At the 2019 World Championships, she won two gold medals in the 1500 meters and 10,000 meters events, becoming the only athlete (male or female) in history to win both events at a single World Championships or Olympic Games. She is the world record holder for both the 5 km road race (women only race) and the mile, both set in 2019, as well as the one hour run, set in 2020. She held the world record for the women’s 10,000 meters for two days in June 2021. In 2021, Hassan won the gold medal in the 5000 meters event at the Tokyo Olympics. 

What is Sifan Hassan Famous For?

  • Being a professional middle- and long-distance runner.

Where is Sifan Hassan From?

Sifan Hassan was born on 1 January 1993. Her birthplace is Adama, Ethiopia. Detail about her parents has been kept secret and not been disclosed yet. She attended Summa College. She holds Dutch nationality. Her religion is Muslim. Her horoscope sign is Capricorn.

Sifan Hassan World Champion

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Sifan Hassan Career

  • She started her profession as a middle- and long-distance runner.
  • She began running while undertaking studies to become a nurse.
  • In 2011, she entered the Eindhoven Half Marathon and won the race with a time of 77:10 minutes. 
  • She was runner-up at two cross country races (Sylvestercross and Mol Lotto Cross Cup). She won those races in 2012, as well as the 3000 m at the Leiden Gouden Spike, meet.
  • In the 2013 season, she made her breakthrough. She ran 800 meters best of 2:00.86 minutes to win at the KBC Night of Athletics and took wins over 1500 m at the Nijmegen Global Athletics and Golden Spike Ostrava meets.
  • On the 2013 IAAF Diamond League circuit, she was runner-up in the 1500 m at Athletissima with a personal best of 4:03.73 minutes and was third at the DN Galan 3000 m with a best of 8:32.53 minutes and this time ranked her the fourth fastest in the world that year.
  • In November 2013, she became a Dutch citizen and the following month she made her first appearance for the Netherlands.
  • At the 2013 European Cross Country Championships, she won the gold medal in the U23 category and helped the Dutch team to third in the rankings. She also won the Warandeloop and Lotto Cross Cup Brussels races that winter.
  • At the beginning of 2014, she ran a world-leading time of 8:45.32 minutes for the 3000 m at the Weltklasse in Karlsruhe, then broke the Dutch record in the indoor 1500 m with a run of 4:05.34 minutes at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix. 
  • At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, she won a bronze medal in the 1500m and became the second female Dutch athlete ever to win a medal at the World Championships, after Dafne Schippers. 
  • She was the 2016 1500m indoor world champion.
  • At the 2017 World Athletics Championships, she finished 5th in the 1500 meters and won the bronze medal in the 5000 meters event.
  • On 13 July 2018, she broke the European record for 5000 meters by finishing second at the Rabat Diamond League in 14:22.34.
  • At the 2018 London Anniversary Games, she won the first Millicent Fawcett Mile in a time of 4:14.71, which was at the time the No. 4 mark of all time.
  • At the 2018 European Championships, she won the gold medal with the time 14:46:12, setting the new championships record.  
  • On 16 September 2018, she broke the European record for the half marathon with a time of 65:15, winning the Copenhagen Half Marathon.
  • On 17 February 2019, she set the world record for a 5 km road race (women’s only race) in Monaco. Her winning time was 14:44. The 5 km road race has been a world record event since 1 November 2017.
  • She was the 2019 Diamond League winner at both 1500 m & 5000 m.
  • At the 2019 World Championships, she won two gold medals in the 1500 meters and 10,000 meters events, becoming the only athlete (male or female) in history to win both events at a single World Championships or Olympic Games. She is the world record holder for both the 5 km road race (women only race) and the mile, both set in 2019, as well as the one hour run, set in 2020.
  • On 6 June 2021, she set the world record for the women’s 10,000 meters with a time of 29:06.82 at Hengelo but lost the record two days later when Letesenbet Gidey achieved a time of 29:01.03 at the same stadium. She retains the European record for this distance which she has held since 10 October 2020.
  • In 2021, Hassan won the gold medal in the 5000 meters event at the Tokyo Olympics. Her gold medal win made her the first Dutch woman with an Olympic medal in a long-distance event. She is the first non-Kenyan or Ethiopian athlete to win the event since Gabriela Szabo won in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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Sifan Hassan Olympics

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Sifan Hassan Husband

Looking at her personal life, Sifan Hassan is married. Detail about her husband has been kept secret and not been disclosed yet. She has not shared many details about her relationship status. Any updates on her husband will be updated here soon.

Sifan Hassan Height and Weight

Sifan Hassan stands at a height of 1.70m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has a body weight of 49kg. She has an athletic body build. Her eye color and hair color are black. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Sifan Hassan Net Worth 

Sifan Hassan earns from her professional career as a middle- and long-distance runner. Her income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. As of 2021, her estimated net worth is about $1 million-$5 million.

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