DrTübingen-based Hannah Klein made a huge jump in performance over 5,000 meters with 15:01.99 minutes at the Athletics Meeting in Irvine, USA. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old fulfilled the standards for the Tokyo Olympics and clearly reduced her best time of 15: 17.14 minutes. So far, only five German runners have been faster than Klein – Of those still active, only German record holder Konstanze Klosterfen (14: 26.76 minutes).
German 1500m champion Klein completed a six-week training camp in the United States with the race in Irvine, California, where she finished seventh. “I am very happy.” “At the finish line I couldn’t believe I was so fast.” “I didn’t even think I would stay under 15:10 minutes.” 15:17.14 minutes was her best time yet.
In the world-class field with a total of 30 rookies, Hanna Klein managed to run up to only 3,200 meters in the field. Then she had to tear after tightening the rhythm. She confessed, “I couldn’t agree to it and had to fight.” Leichtathletik.de. She was starting to think she was following her schedule. She had to make a few laps on her own before she could wind her way up two contestants again in the last 800 meters. At the summit, world champion Sivan Hasan (Netherlands) dominated the event and won in 14: 35.34 minutes.
For Hanna Klein, the race on Saturday marks the end of a six-week training camp in America. In Germany, the European Championships in third place over 1,500 meters are now trying to beat the usual standard over 1,500 meters.