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Double Olympic and world champion in 5000m and 10,000m will return to Eugene after four years to run the 25 lap race at Nike Prefontaine classic on Friday, May 29.

Back in 2011 at  Prefontaine classic, Farah stunned the crowed by beating world-class field in the 10,000m race. Farah's winning time of 26:46.57  shaved off 6 seconds from previous European record set by  Mohammed Mourhit's in 1999.  In that race total of nine men broke 27 minutes making it the deepest 10,000m race ever recorded on the US soil.

Since then Mo Farah was focused more on winning titles rather than running fast time as he took 2 golds in Olympics and 3 world championships titles  and established himself as the top distance runner in his era. 

On Friday it will be a great chance for Farah and his opponents to hit  fast times as seven runners enter this year’s Prefontaine Classic with personal bests faster than 27 minutes.

Paul Tanui  the world championships bronze medalist holds a personal best of 26:49.41 from last year in Eugene.  Another Kenyan, Josphat Bett,  the 2008 world junior champion and last year's Commonwealth Games silver medalist has personal record 26:48.99 from Pre classic in 2011.

Emmanuel Bett PB 26:51.16, Kenneth Kipkemoi with personal best of 26:52.65Geoffrey Kamworor PB 27:06.35 reigning world cross country and half marathon champion, Geoffrey Kirui  PB of 26:55.73 in 2011 and Titus Mbishei with a personal best mark PB of 26:59.81 will also line up on Friday. 

Nike Prefontaine classic 10,000m is set from Friday, May 29 at 6.20pm US Eastern.

There will be a live also live stream provided for by USATF.TV on Friday see info here. 

To watch Diamond League Eugene on Saturday,  May 30  see info here.>>

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10,000 METERS LINE UP

Mo FARAH  GBR
Paul Kipngetich TANUI  KEN
Leonard BARSOTON  KEN
El Hassan EL ABBASSI  BRN
Josphat Kipkoech BETT  KEN
Stephen MOKOKA  RSA
Hassan MEAD  USA
Nguse AMLOSOM  ERI
Emmanuel Kipkemei BETT  KEN
William Malel SITONIK  KEN
Cameron LEVINS  CAN
Suguru OSAKO  JAP
Kenneth Kiprop KIPKEMOI  KEN
Timothy TOROITICH  UGA
Joshua CHEPTEGEI  UGA
Teklemariam MEDHIN  ERI
Goitom KIFLE  ERI
Arne GABIUS  GER
Diego ESTRADA  USA
Geoffrey KAMWOROR  KEN
Zane ROBERTSON  NZL
Mosinet GEREMEW  ETH
Geoffrey KIRUI  KEN
Othmane EL GOUMRI  .MAR
Vincent Kipsegechi YATOR  KEN
Titus Kipjumba MBISHEI  KEN

 

 




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