• Farah to Run at Doha Diamond League
Olympic and world champion Mo Farah is set to run at the first leg of this year's Diamond League series in Doha on May 15.
The 31-year-old Farah will open his season on the track in Doha in the 3000m race as he continues to prepare his 5000m and 10000m world title defence in Beijing in August.
“I’ve heard so many great things about the track, the crowd and the competition in Doha,” said Farah.
“There are always very strong fields in the distances so this will be a great early season test on the track for me. I’m looking forward to a good performance.”
On March 22, Farah won the Lisbon half marathon with a new European record of 59.32min. Farah also holds European records on the track in1500m (3:28.81) and 10,000 metres (26:46.57).
Doha for farah will be a real test as the many top East African runners from Kenya and Ethiopia also choose Doha Diamond League to kick off their season.
The Ethiopian team will send to Doha Hagos Gebrhiwet, the 2013 World Championships silver medallist at 5000m and the 24-year-old Yenew Alamirew, who set the Doha meeting record of 7:27.26 in 2011.
Kenyan's will send to Doha Kiplangat Koech, the 2013 World Championships bronze medallist and a 2012 Olympic finalist. Another strong runner from Kenya Thomas Longosiwa, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, on May 15 will race in Doha for the sixth time.
Last year’s Diamond Race winner in the 3000/5000m 22-year-old Caleb Ndiku, the reigning world indoor 3000m champion and veteran Edwin Soi, the 2008 Olympic 5000m bronze medallist who holds personal best of 7:27.55 will be also racing 3000m in Doha.