• Mo Farah Breaks 36-year-old European 2-miles Best Time
Double Olympic, World and European champion, Mo Farah, broke the 36 year old European record in the 2-miles race on Sunday evening at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham.
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.”