• Farah wins opening race of 2016

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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah successfully started his 2016 campaign as he won the 3000m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday Jan. 20.

 

Farah, who suffered a cut on his leg, took the lead two laps to go from Augustine Choge of Kenya  to win his only indoor race in 7:39.55. Choge took second in 7:40.66, while Ethiopia's Dawit Wolde was third with a time of 7:41.69. 

"I have a few cuts," Farah told BBC reporters at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix. "I was pushed around, but that is racing. It happens" he said.

The next race for the planet's currently top distance runner, Farah, will be the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on March 26.

"The most important thing is to win in front of the home crowd. Now I'll concentrate on the World Half Marathon Championships and it would be nice to get another title if I can." Farah Added.

Watch men's 3000m race here.






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