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:
British Athletics @BritAthletics
IT'S A NEW WORLD RECORD FOR @Mo_Farah AT THE @SAINSBURYS #INDOORGP2015-2-21 16:25:48
Athletics Weekly editor Jason Henderson detailed the time Farah set to enter the record books:
Jason Henderson @Jason_AW
Olympic, world & Euro champ, Mo Farah is now a world record-breaker. Sub-4 last mile for 8:03.40 to beat Bekele's 8:04.35. #IndoorGP2015-2-21 16:35:09
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:
Andy Vernon @AndyVernonGB
Everything aside that was a cracking run @Mo_Farah. Congratulations on the new WR2015-2-21 16:34:31
One more record only cements Farah's status as a true long-distance great.