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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