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Julien Wanders and Sifan Hassan claimed the male and female 5km world records at the inaugural Herculis race in Monaco on Sunday.
Swiss runner Wanders recently beat Mo Farah’s European half marathon record, before taking the 5km record by a second, with a finishing time of 13:29.
The 22-year-old now holds the 5km world record, and the European record for 10km and half marathon.
Dutch runner Hassan, who already holds the European half marathon record, crossed the 5km finish line in a time of 14:44, beating the previous best set by American Sarah Pagano at 15:48.
The IAAF only recognised the 5km as a world record event in January 2018. Faster times prior to that are considered ‘unofficial world bests’.
The Herculis race forms part of the Monaco Run event, which took place on 16th and 17th February. Other events include a Pink Ribbon 5km Monaco Walk, 10km city trail and a 1000m race.
The Betclic Elite regular season has wrapped-up and AS Monaco Basketball’s defeat against Cholet was ultimately inconsequential to the final ranking, as they prepare to face Strasbourg in the play-offs.
Monégasque manufacturer ROKiT Venturi Racing bounced back from a difficult weekend on home soil to take consecutive podiums over two races in the German capital.
AS Monaco Basketball stole victory at the death against Limoges (88-89) on Saturday in a match that erratically oscillated between the two sides.
Philippe Clement’s men pulled off a stunning remontada against Brest on Saturday, to leave them just a point away from ensuring Champions League football next with just one game remaining.
Weigh-in results from Friday: Luis Ortiz 239.5 (108.6 kg) vs. Malik Scott: 246.4 (111.8 kg).On the undercard, WBA world titles are in play as featherweight champion Jason Sosa (19-1-4) defends his title against Stephen Smith (24-2) and bantamweight titlist Jamie McDonnell (28-2-1) defends his belt against Liborio Solis (25-4-1). Sosa is 15-0-1 in his last sixteen fights, with the lone draw coming against Nicholas Walters. Sosa versus the British fighter Smith is the most competitive match the books are offering. Tickets still available for the event at Salle des Etoiles in Sporting Monte-Carlo. Article first published November 9, 2016.