Olympic champion Sifan Hassan joins ‘greatest ever’ London Marathon lineup

  • Women’s field includes three other world record-holders
  • Men’s race to feature four of the five fastest men in history

This year’s London Marathon will have the greatest field ever assembled for a women’s distance race, organisers have said, after the reigning Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion, Sifan Hassan, announced she would be making her debut over 26.2 miles against a stellar list of rivals.

Hassan, who holds world records at the mile, 5,000m (road) and one hour as well as multiple world and European titles, said she is taking a “step into the unknown” given she has never run more than 21 miles and intends to run on the track this summer.

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