Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Brands

Events

Eliud Kipchoge Defeats Mo Farah

Farah still got the British and European two-mile record.

Farah still got the British and European two-mile record.

Britain’s Mo Farah is used to winning. After all, he is the reigning world champion in the 5,000 meters and collected a silver at the same championships last year in South Korea. However, the Somali-born British citizen didn’t have what it took to break the tape first at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham, England over the weekend.

Farah was defeated in the two-mile event by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, who ran 8:07.39. However, Farah’s time, 8:08.7, was a new British and European record.

The previous British mark was held by John Mayock and the European record, 8:13.2, had stood for a staggering 39 years.

“I just didn’t have that change of gear,” Farah explained. “That happens sometimes in races. It’s not an injury or anything. I can’t exactly explain it. In long-distance races, anything can happen,” the Oregon-based Farah said. “Sometimes you have good days but today wasn’t my day. Eliud is a very strong athlete. It shows that I can’t take my foot off the gas. I just have to keep training and keep focused.”

For More: The Telegraph