• Farah Returns to Eugene for Fast 10,000m
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 26:52.65, Geoffrey 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.
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