• Mo Farah VS Haile Gebrselassie
» Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Article source: Athletics
Olympic 5000 and 10,000m gold medallist Mo Farah, will have a new test as he is going to face Haile Gebrselassie in next month's Bupa Great North Run half marathon in the United Kingdom.
A running legend and former world record holder in half marathon ( 58:55) and marathon (2.03.59) Haile Gebrselassie will join Mo in this race. It is going to be a new challenge for Farah as he will try to break 60 min barrier. Mo's best time from last year in this event is 1:00:23. If Farah makes the race under 60 minutes, he will be the first British to do so.
"I'm sure the head-to-head between them will be something special. Who knows with Farah expected to eventually move up to the Marathon he could in a few years' time even see him talked about as being an equal of Gebrselassie." athletes manager told organizers.
A 29-year-old Mo Farah already has proven his strength in longer distances when he won European cross country title back in 2006.
Mo's best times on road by event
5km 13:30 Stranorlar 26 Dec 2006
10km 27:44 London 31 May 2010
10 miles 46:25 Portsmouth 25 Oct 2009
3km 7:57 Newcastle 29 Sep 2007
Half Marathon 60:23 New York NY 20 Mar 2011