• Farah Breaks Bekels's 2mile World Record

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Double Olympic champion,Mo Farah,  set hi first world record in his running career when he broke Kenenisa Bekele's 2mile world indoor record at the Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday (21).

 

Farah, the reigning world 5000m and 10000m champion clocked 8:03.40 in a rarely run 2-mile race to beat old world record by 1.05 seconds. The old record holder Bekele set the record 7 years ago in the same Arena.

Very impressive was Farah's second mile in the race which he covered in 3:59.5.

In addition, on his route to 2-mile world record, the 31-year old Farah broke British indoor 3000m record 7:33.1.

"Thank you so much everyone for the great support. It's great to do it on home soil with the crowd behind me all the way," Farah told the crowd.

Men 2 miles results

1 Mo FARAH GBR 8:03.40


WR
2 Paul Kipsiele KOECH KEN 8:13.46


PB
3 Bernard LAGAT USA 8:17.05


SB
4 Suguru OSAKO JPN 8:25.76



5 Thomas FARRELL GBR 8:26.01


PB
6 Philip HURST GBR 8:26.56


PB
7 Tom LANCASHIRE GBR 8:30.79


PB
8 Jonny HAY GBR 8:31.69


PB
9 Rob MULLETT GBR 8:32.50


PB
10 Florian CARVALHO FRA 8:32.87


PB

Dale CLUTTERBUCK GBR DNF



Othmane EL GOUMRI MAR DNS


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