Mo Farah, Sifan Hassan and Brigid Kosgei will try to break the men's and women's one-hour World records at the Brussels Diamond League Memorial Van Damme on Friday (4).
In his first race on the track in nearly three years, the 4-time Olympic champion, Farah, will try to beat Haile Gebrselassie’s distance of 21,285 meters set in Ostrava in 2017.
"I love challenges and I'm really going to enjoy it tomorrow. It would be a massive honor to step into the footsteps of Haile Gebrselassie," said Farah in the press conference.
“Our aim is to break the European and world records. We have to do around 2:50, 2:49 per kilometer.” he added.
Sifan Hassan and marathon World record holder Brigid Kosgei will attempt the women's one hour World record of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopian Dire Tune 12 years ago.
"Three weeks ago I ran 5,000 metres in Monaco, but I didn't feel that great there. The past few weeks I managed to train well, so I think I am ready for it." said the World 1500m and 10000m champion Hassan.
"This world one-hour record attempt fits perfectly in my preparation," said Kosgei. "The past couple of weeks I worked on my speed in Kenya. I am going to try my hardest tomorrow," she explained.
At 17:00 Central European time / GMT +2 the Brussels Diamond League will be streamed live on the organizer's Youtube channel and Facebook page and locally on TV.
For more live stream and TV info see page here.
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