Farah Will Run For Britain At European Champs

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Apr. 30, 2013
  • Updated Apr. 30, 2013 at 9:46 AM UTC
Mo Farah has dominated the 5000m at previous European Team Championships. Photo:

The Somali-born runner has dominated the 5000m event in the series.

He’s a double-Olympic champion, and now Mo Farah will wear the British jersey to once again represent his country.

The Somali-born runner has announced that he will run in this summer’s European Team Championships in Gateshead, England.

“I am delighted that Mo Farah has made himself available for Gateshead,” said UK Athletics coach Peter Eriksson. “To have a double Olympic champion lining up will be great for the team and the home crowd, and I expect Great Britain to be in the mix for the title.”

The 30-year-old Farah has a good history with the European Team Championships. At the inaugural 2009 edition, he won the 5000m event.

A year later, he defended that distance at the same event, which was held in Norway.

Farah is coached by legendary marathoner Alberto Salazar. He currently lives and trains in Oregon. At the 2012 Olympics in London, he won both the 10,000m and 5000m gold medals.

For More: The Independent

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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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