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Freweyni Hailu runs sixth fastest time in Women’s Mile Race

Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu wins the Women Mile Race with a strong Meeting Record and World Leading time at the Czech Indoor Gala, the second leg of the World Indoor Tour Gold held on Tuesday (31) in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Photo: World Athletics
Ethiopia’s Freweyni Hailu wins the Women Mile Race with a strong Meeting Record and World Leading time at the Czech Indoor Gala, the second leg of the World Indoor Tour Gold held on Tuesday (31) in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Photo: World Athletics

World 1500m silver medallist Freweyni Hailu set a new Women’s Mile Meeting Record and a World Leading time at the Czech Indoor Gala, the second leg of the World Indoor Tour Gold held on Tuesday (31) in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The 22 year-old who is also the World Road Running 1 Mile silver medallist, led 1-2-3 Ethiopian podium finish as she crossed the finish line in a strong word leading time of 4:17.36, that elevated her to sixth place in the women’s mile short track all-time rankings. Hailu was followed in second place by World Indoor 1500m bronze medallist Hirut Meshesha in 4:19.53 with Saron Berhe sealing the podium three finishes in 4:24.23.

“I am very happy with my performance today. I won a medal at the last World Indoor Championships. This time I am planning to run the 1500m and I am ready for it,” said Hailu.

The 2022 Africa Games 800m silver medallist, Netsanet Desta of Ethiopia and European U23 4x400m Relay silver medallist, Agathe Guillemot of France finished in fourth and fifth place in respective time of 4:24.80 and 4:29.02.

LEADING RESULTS

WOMEN’S 1 MILE

POSNAMENATRESULT
1.Freweyni HAILUETH4:17.36 WL
2.Hirut MESHESHAETH4:19.53
3.Saron BERHEETH4:24.23
4.Netsanet DESTAETH4:24.80
5.Agathe GUILLEMOTFRA4:29.02

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  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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