The first time by Mo

On the Mondo track in Birmingham, Mo Farah made his first world record.


Extraordinary season debut for the Briton Mo Farah at Sainsbury Grand Prix, IAAF indoor meeting in Birmingham. On the Mondo removable Modultrack at the NIA Arena, the Olympic champion ran the two miles in 8'03 "40, new world record on the distance, improving by almost a second one obtained the Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele. For the 31 year old athlete, world champion, European and Olympic, this is the first world record of his career. At the same meeting were recorded two more seasonal best in the world: the Briton Greg Rutherford jumped 8:17 long; the US Sharika Nelvis raced the 60 obstacles in 7 "87.