He closed the last half lap in a blazing 25 seconds.
There’s no mincing words about Mo Farah: He is a force to be reckoned with and may be the best track runner on the planet right now. The Somali-born British runner won the 3000 meters at the Aviva London Grand Prix on Friday–his 10th consecutive victory of the season. His closing 200m was a breathtaking 25.2 seconds.
Farah, who is coached by American Alberto Salazar, is now setting his sights for the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea later this month.
“Today was just to see where I am, to try a different strategy and go hard at the end. I wanted to go out with one lap to go,” he said afterwards. “In Daegu I’m definitely going to give 110 per cent in the 10,000m and then see what happens. I’ll see how the legs are, then go for it in the 5,000m.”
Farah’s winning time on Friday was 7:40.15, but he was the last runner to leave the track. After the meet had ended, Farah conducted a Salazar-prescribed tempo workout under the stadium lights.
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