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Mo Farah Looking For A New Record

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 8, 2011
Mo Farah is looking to take down the British indoor 5,000m record this weekend. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Mo Farah is looking to take down the British indoor 5,000m record this weekend. Photo: PhotoRun.net

He’s run very fast on the Birmingham track before.

British track ace Mo Farah, already the owner of the British 5,000m outdoor record, hopes to take down the indoor mark in two weeks. The Somali-born runner will compete at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham, England on February 19.

On that same track in 2009, Farah broke the British 3,000m indoor record, clocking a 7:34.47. Interestingly enough, at that race, Farah smashed his own record that he set a week before, improving it by six seconds.

The competition in Birmingham this weekend should be stiff. Kenyans Sammy Mutahi and Bethwell Birgen will be there as well as American Galen Rupp.

“I’m doing the 5k and I would really love to get close to the British record [13:21.27], that’s my goal. I’m really looking forward to it and hopefully we’ll see if I can make it work out there,” said Farah.

Earlier this winter, Farah was in the United States training at altitude in Flagstaff, Arizona, and as a result, he says he is “feeling in really good shape.”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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