• Mo Farah and Ruth Beitia named European Athletes of the Year

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Mo Farah and Ruth Beitia were named European Athletes of the Year during the Golden Tracks Gala in Funchal on Saturday.

In Rio Olympics in August, Farah successfully defended his Olympic titles in 5000m and 10000m. Farah become only the second man in history to  defend the 5000m and 10,000m Olympic titles. 


The women's European Athlete of the Year trophy won Spanish high jumper Ruth Beitia.  At age of 37 in Rio,  Beitia won  Olympic gold in high jump and became the oldest athlete in jumping history to win an Olympic title.

 Here is highlights video of the European Athletics Golden Tracks

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