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Mo Farah Breaks the World Record for 2 Miles!

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After a tumultuous week of schoolyard style falling out on Twitter, with his GB team mate Andy Vernon, Mo Farah arrived in Birmingham on Saturday to let his running do the talking. Already billed as the race in which he would break the 2 mile record, Mo arrived back in England just a few days ago from his training camp in Ethiopia.

The front running competition for Farah was Bernard Lagat, the American record holder for the one mile, however with six laps to go Farah surged ahead to beat Kenenisa Bekele’s six year record by a second, in 8:03:40. By the final lap of the 200m indoor circuit, the capacity crowd was on their feet as Farah pushed on with gritted teeth his now famous final ‘kick’ to the end.

Interviewed after the race, Farah said:

“It feels amazing to break the world record. I belong on the track so it’s nice to be back. It’s different training for a world record than training for the championships – I wanted to see what I could do as we’d targeted the world record.

“Training’s gone pretty well – I’ve been out in Ethiopia for seven weeks and I knew I’ve trained well so I was confident. I’ll now fly home tomorrow to see my family and celebrate with them.”


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