Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay Wins Women’s 1500m in Torun

Gudaf Tsegay, the Olympic 5000m bronze medalist, won the women’s 1500 meters in 3:54.77, the second-fastest time in history indoors. Tsegay ran quicker in Liévin last year, breaking the world indoor record with a time of 3:53.09.

Gudaf Tsegay: “I did not set a world record, but I am happy with my race. My feelings are really good. I am still 50-50 on whether to go to the World Indoors. The main goal is the World outdoor Championships. I had injury problems at the Olympics last year. I don’t want to make the same mistakes I made last year”. 

Ethiopia took five of the top ten spots. In 4:02:25, Lemlem Hailu came in second, ahead of Olympic fourth-place finisher Freweyni Hailu (4:02.50), Habitam Alemu (4:02.52), and Hirut Meshesha (4:02.53). (4:03.22). Winnie Nanyiondo of Uganda and Sara Kuivisto of Finland both improved their personal bests, clocking 4:03.54 and 4:06.14, respectively.

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By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and the marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple road and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support the race organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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