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Not since Pheidippides ran to Athens has there been a more extraordinary marathon debut than the one made by Sifan Hassan on the streets of London as she defied injury – and nearly being taken out by a motorbike – to claim a shock victory.
“I was born for drama,” the Dutch athlete joked after a thrilling sprint finish. Following this astonishing performance Bafta really should come knocking.
Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/apr/23/london-marathon-sifan-hassan-kelvin-kiptum-race-report-athletics under the title “London Marathon: Sifan Hassan stops twice and dodges bike in dramatic win”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.