Farah, who won the European titles in 5000m and 10000m, 10 days ago, took the lead in the middle of the race crossing the mile marker in 4:07.8. From there the Olympic champion pushed even harder splitting 4:00 minutes for the second mile to win the race with an impressive time of 8:07.85. The 31 year old Briton shaved six seconds from Steve Ovet's 1978 record of 8:13.51.
“I was a bit tired going into it,” said Farah, who completed a second 5000m-10,000m double at the European Championships just a week ago
“I had to push myself to get that win but once I got into it, I got better and better. I was looking at the clock thinking ‘I can do it’.
“Last week has definitely given me a lot of confidence, I know I have a lot of speed on that last lap.”