Mo Farah Breaks 2-Mile Indoor World Record: Latest Details and Reaction

James Dudko@@JamesDudkoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2015

Mo Farah has set a new world record in the two-mile indoor run. The decorated British runner set the mark at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix, per British Athletics:

Athletics Weekly editor Jason Henderson detailed the time Farah set to enter the record books:

The new global-best mark is yet another worthy honour for the 31-year-old double Olympic champion. It's also welcomed good news after some recent, mild controversy.

Farah had engaged in a brief Twitter spat with long-distance rival Andy Vernon, per Sky News. The latter had criticised the quality of the field Farah often competes against.

The more illustrious runner dubbed his defiant rival an "embarrassment." To his credit, though, Vernon was quick to commend Farah for his latest achievement:

One more record only cements Farah's status as a true long-distance great. 

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