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Mo Farah storms to 3,000m victory at Anniversary Games

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Farah stormed to victory at the Anniversary Games. (©GettyImages)
Farah stormed to victory at the Anniversary Games. (©GettyImages).

London 2012 double Olympic champion Mo Farah has stormed to victory in the 3,000 metres at the Anniversary Games just under a year after winning the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events at the same stadium.

Although Great Britain’s star athlete failed to break any more national records, he did manage to beat his personal best in the distance, setting a new time of seven minutes 36.85 seconds. He was just over four seconds off the record mark.

He said after the race: "This is where I love to run and last year at the Olympics was a really big year for me. 

"This is where I made my name. Each time I race I want to make my country proud. I am honoured to represent my country."

For the record, Farah beat Ryan Hill with ease, with the American finishing the race in second place.

In other news Jessica Ennis-Hill, the other British champion in the Olympic heptathlon last year, made her much-anticipated return from injury. She finished a respective fourth in the hurdles with 13.08, but could only manage last out of eight in the long jump.

British supporters will be excited for Farah after such a dominating show in the event yet nervous for Ennis-Hill. Time will tell as to whether she came through the event unharmed.

She is yet to confirm her participation in the World Championships in Moscow in a fortnight’s time, although good things will be expected from Farah after his commendable performance.

 

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