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Remembering when Anthony Joshua raced Mo Farah back in 2012

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Ever since claiming gold at the London Olympics in 2012, Anthony Joshua has performed year on year to silence his critics and prove he well and truly is an extraordinary athlete.

With his next fight coming this Saturday, we at GiveMeSport have decided to remind everyone of one of his most remarkable achievements.

Now, Joshua has faced some pretty fierce opponents, whether it be the aggression of Dillian Whyte, or the size and experience of Wladimir Klitschko.

Joshua has risen to each and every challenge in the ring and dispatched them accordingly.

Yet, despite these match-ups, the clip below shows the Watford-born fighter destroying a very different type of opponent.

At just over five feet seven inches, and weighing in at a mighty 58kg, Sir Mo Farah stepped up to take on Joshua back in 2012 .

Of course, Mo Farah was not about to put his gloves on and go toe-to-toe with Joshua, but instead, he was taking him on in a much more familiar setting, a 100m sprint on a TV show with several other famous athletes.

Yes, this was a race that Sir Mo Farah does not usually compete in.

The four-time Olympic gold medalist is a long distance specialist, however, he has been known to cover the final kilometre of a 5,000m race in just over two minutes and 19 seconds.


If there was ever to be a playing field where these two incredible athletes could face off, it would be the track.

So, what happened? Watch the video below and find out for yourself.

Anthony Joshua exploded out of the blocks and raced to the finish line in a more than respectable 11.53secs. Comfortably finishing first in the race and absolutely destroying Farah's time of 12.9secs.

Joshua was full of smiles after his victory in a sport very different to his own, once again proving there are not many challenges he will back down from.

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