Julian Wanders has been quite busy. Julian set a European 10k record of 27:25 in the fall and on February 8, ran 59:13 to set a new European record of 59:13 at the RAK half marathon. Today, February 17, 2019, Julian Wanders ran 13:29 for 5k, a new World and European 5k road record. Please remember that, in January 2018, the IAAF began accepting WRs on the roads. Julian Wanders was paced by Bram Som for 3000 meters. Bram Som had also paced the 1,500 WR the afternoon before in Birmingham, England. Sondre Moen was second in 13:37.
Julian has been training in Kenya, which has changed his focus, his fitness and his approach to running.
Sifan Hassan, who won the European Championship at 5,000m last year in Berlin, set the European HM record in the fall, slowed down after 3k today and was not confident on the new record. But, Sifan called on her inner strrength and ran 14:44, a new WR and ER as well. Laura Weightman was second in 15:29.
Sifan Hassan trains with the Nike Oregon Project in Oregon.
To read more on the records, please read the following piece by Nicole Jeffrey: https://www.iaaf.org/news/report/wanders-hassan-world-record-5km-monaco