Mo Farah Defeats Augustine Choge In Glasgow

Mo Farah continues to dominate the track. Photo: BBC Sport

He is showing versatility in the shorter distances.

Mo Farah is primarily a long-distance runner. But on Saturday, the British champion showed the world that he can throw some serious heat at a shorter distance. At the indoor Aviva International Match in Glasgow, Scotland, Farah defeated Kenyan Augustine Choge in the 1500m event.

His winning time was 3:39.03.

Farah had to fight hard to shake Choge, who kept up with him until 300m to go.

“This crowd was amazing and I’m really happy to win, they got behind me and I couldn’t believe how much noise there was,” Farah told BBC Sport. ”I had to stay on the inside line. I’d been told by my coach to try and run the shortest distance and keep in front of him.”

Farah currently trains in Oregon and won the World Championship 5,000m gold medal last year in South Korea as well as a silver in the 10,000m. He is coached by former New York and Boston Marathon champion, Alberto Salazar.

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