Mo Farah Breaks Two-Mile World Record In Birmingham

Britain’s Mo Farah broke the two-mile indoor world record with a superb run at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix at the weekend.
Farah, 31, left the field behind as he stormed home in a time of eight minutes 3.40 seconds, breaking Kenenisa Bekele’s previous record of 8:04.34.
It is the double Olympic champion’s first world record.
“This means a lot to me,” Farah told bbcsport. “I love representing my country, giving something back to all the people. Unbelievable.”
The build-up to Saturday’s race had been dominated by a row with Great Britain team-mate Andy Vernon.
Farah claimed Vernon had questioned his nationality after the double Olympic champion won European 10,000m gold in 2014, with Vernon describing that as a “huge, huge misrepresentation”.
The bad feeling clearly did not upset Farah on the track as he dominated the field in Birmingham, leaving Kenyan Paul Koech and American Bernard Lagat trailing as he ran a sub-four minute mile for the second half of the race, clocking 3:59.5.


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