Mohammed Farah breaks Nick Rose’s record at Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham

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  • Mohammed Farah breaks Nick Rose’s record at Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham

Mohammed Farah breaks Nick Rose’s record at Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham

Somali born Britain’s double European champion Mohammed Farah has made history at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham by breaking the record of Nick Rose, who set the men’s 5000-metres indoor world record in 1982.

Rose had clocked 13:21:27 and was ranked fourth fastest by a European sprinter. The Somali runner has set a European record in the category and added a 5th national record to his career collection as well.

Farah was very optimistic to break the record as he changed his coach and started running on Coach Alberto Salazar’s instructions.

Fortunately, Farah has made two records in one effort. In 2010, European best set by Bouabdellah Tahri was 13:11:23 which Farah broke by clocking 13:10:60.

Farah is very much satisfied with his new coach and training partner. He expressed his feelings about his coach, “He's a great coach and he's there to monitor you, even on a long run he's there on the bike and it really does make a big difference to have somebody there passing you a drink and talking to you all the time.”

Farah maintained, “I really love to get close to the British record, that’s my goal… My target was definitely to break the British record and, if everything went well, get close to the European record.”

Behind Farah, his training partner Galen Rupp tried his best and come up with a successful end by clocking 13:11:44 and set a US record. Whereas, his follower Rui Silva clocked at 13:41:93 and he broke the records of the Portuguese.

He has so far made a total of five national records and got a reward of $5,000. He is now getting prepared for his next meet in Paris in March, 2011 to protect his British indoor 3000-metres title.

 

 

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