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Farah To Run 3000m in Birmingham

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 17, 2013

It will be his only indoor race of the winter.

England’s Mo Farah will be heading to the indoor track. The IAAF is reporting that the double Olympic gold medalist is going to run a 3000m race in Birmingham, England on February 16.

The event will be Farah’s only indoor race of the season.

“I always love running in Birmingham and have fond memories of celebrating my Olympic success with the British fans at Alexander Stadium last August,” Farah said.

I always run well at the NIA [National Indoor Arena].  I won at this meet in 2007, 2009 and 2011 and that’s what I’ll be aiming to do for next month at the British Athletics Grand Prix.”

Farah will most likely be targeting the European indoor record, 7:32.41, that is held by Spain’s Sergio Sanchez since 2010.

The Somali-born British citizen already owns his country’s mark for that distance, 7:34.47.

“The big focus this year is the World Championships in Moscow. I’ve had a good winter training block and the British Athletics Grand Prix will be the first time that I compete this year, so I’m looking forward to getting back on the track in front of a home crowd.”

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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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