The latter seems very unlikely, also because the 1500 meters is difficult to combine with one of the other two distances. The final of the 5000 meters is on Monday 2 August, the 1500 meters final on Friday 6 August and the 10,000 meters final on Sunday 7 August. The competition is fierce on all three numbers, so the final pick won’t make much of a difference to her medal chances.
“I want to win gold twice,” Hassan says resolutely. “If it gets twice silver, it’s only good if I haven’t made a mistake myself and I’ve run at my best. Then others are just better.”
Hassan leaves on Saturday from the United States (where she trained at altitude) to Japan. The athletics tournament in Tokyo starts on Friday, July 30.
Read an in-depth interview with Sifan Hassan tomorrow (Friday) July 23, in which she shares that she puts everything in her life aside for athletics
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Sifan Hassan goes for gold at the Olympics twice | Sport
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