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Netherlands runner Sifan Hassan falls in Olympic 1500m heat but amazingly won it anyway

What a comeback from Netherlands runner Sifan Hassan in the 1500m prelim.

She was in the back of the pack some three minutes into the race. When another runner fell, Hassan — who the booth was keeping an eye on given that she’s a world champion in the event — tripped as well and took a huge fall.

But Hassan got right up and put on the afterburners on that last lap … and then she passed the rest of the field to win the heat.

What an incredible moment. She would have qualified even if she hadn’t finished first overall — the top six advance — but this is quite a statement:

Incredible!

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