With 500m remaining, Hassan overtook Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey, the double World Junior cross country champion, and powered home to win the race in a World-leading and national record time of 30:17.23. Letesenbet Gidey who tried to exhaust Hassan with 4 and a half laps remaining won the silver, her first global medal on the track, in 30:21.23.
Agnes Tirop of Kenya, the 2015 world cross country champion, came in third in 30:25.75. At the 2017 London World athletics championships, Tirop also finished in third place.
Hassan also won a world championship bronze medals over 1,500 meters at 2015 championship and 5,000 meters two years ago in London.
The 23-year-old Hassan is entered in the 1500m and 5000m, but will have to choose which event to run as heats for both events are scheduled on Wednesday. Hassan is the World leader in the 1500m with 3:55.30. In the 5000m she sits in the third place in the World this season with 14:22.12. World 5000m champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya, who finished in a disappointing 7th place in the 10000m on Saturday, is the 5000m World leader with 14:20.36 while Agnes Tirop is the second fastest this year in the world with 14:20.68.
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