Mo Farah Ready For A Two-Week Break

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Sep. 18, 2012
  • Updated Sep. 18, 2012 at 9:52 AM UTC
Mo Farah prepares for a much-deserved break. Photo:

The “Mo-maniac” prepares for some much-needed downtime.

He won double gold at the Olympics and just last weekend, England’s Mo Farah won again; this time at the Great North City Games in his home country.

The Somali-born runner took first in the two-mile event. His winning time was eight minutes 40.04 seconds and his victory came after he flew past Australian Collis Birmingham.

“I won’t be thinking about any running in the next two weeks,” Farah said. “I will go out for a couple of meals with my friends and family. It’s important I enjoy it, take a break and take my mind off running.”

Farah recalled how tough the race had been.

“My lungs were on fire. I was blowing for the first mile because it was pretty quick. I had to work for it but I’ve done a lot since winning gold – I’ve had my two girls and done other stuff as well,” he said in reference to the newborn twins he and his wife recently welcomed.

In other event news, Britain’s Hannah England was defeated by American Brenda Martinez in the one-mile event.

Martinez clocked 4:34.99.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at 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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