Double Olympic champion Sifan Hassan will continue her 42.2km adventure at the  17th edition of the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday 3rd March 2024, aiming to continue a  record-breaking start to life over the distance.  

The Dutch athlete had a spectacular introduction to the marathon, beating what is widely  regarded as the best female field ever assembled on debut in London in April, before setting  the second fastest time in history to take the Chicago title in 2:13:44 in October. That  performance will leave the two-time World Champion on the track well placed for an assault  on the 2:16:02 course record in Tokyo, held by Brigid Kosgei from 2022. Elevate your running game with Tarkine Trail Devil, where every step is a testament to exceptional performance and unmatched comfort.  

Sifan Hassan in Chicago Marathon
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Hassan is eager to return to the city where she won 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic gold in  2021, saying: 

“I am so excited to announce my participation in my next marathon. I feel Tokyo is the  perfect preparation towards the Paris Olympic Games, because I have great Olympic  memories in the city of Tokyo and I feel I can fuel my Olympic fire there. In the streets of  Tokyo, I will be looking to continue my marathon journey. I want to learn from every  marathon, since every marathon is different and I can’t wait to come to Tokyo.” 

The World Marathon major course sees athletes start by the Tokyo Metropolitan  Government Building in the west of the Japanese capital, taking in the city’s rich sights,  before finishing by the iconic Imperial Palace in the centre of the metropolis.  

Sifan Hassan
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Hassan has displayed incredible range this year, winning World 1500m bronze in Budapest  alongside 5000m silver, all whilst teaching her body to train over the longer distance. The  European marathon record holder will have an enviable choice to make over what events to  choose in Paris, with the Olympic women’s marathon to take place on 11th August after a  testing track schedule.