Obiri eyes third consecutive Diamond League title

Written By: Buckley Fedha

World champion Hellen Obiri

World champion Hellen Obiri is targeting a third consecutive Diamond League title in the 5000m, but to achieve that she will need to defeat two world record-holders at the last leg of this season’s Diamond League set for Friday night in Brussels.

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European champion Sifan Hassan, who broke the world mile record earlier this year, and Kenya’s Beatrice Chepkoech, the world record-holder in the steeplechase, are both in tomorrow’s field.

Agnes Tirop, who beat Obiri over 5000m in Stockholm and over 10,000m at the Kenyan Championships, is also a big contender.

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German record-holder Konstanze Klosterhalfen and African 3000m record-holder Letesenbet Gidey both finished ahead of Obiri in Stanford, and may once again be a threat in Brussels.

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A total of 16 champions have already been crowned, with 16 more set to be crowned Friday night in Belgium.

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