Mo Farah Sets New British 10,000m Road Record

Daniel GoochAnalyst IJune 1, 2010

Defending champion Mo Farah set a new British road record in London yesterday when he won the Bupa London 10,000m in 27 minutes and 44 seconds.

He managed to pull away and outsprint Kenya's world record holder Micah Kogo to grab his victory by five seconds.

Farah's fellow Briton, but US-based runner, Chris Thompson was third in 28mins 17secs.

"I knew I was in great shape coming into the race and I was confident," said Farah. He had recently returned back from training in Kenya alongside competitor Kogo.

Farah and Kogo were in battling from the off. Between kilometres five and six, they broke clear of Thompson and Muhugu and were then fighting between themselves.

Eight kilometres into the race, Kogo edged ahead of Farah, but the Brit raced back, and with 200m to go he kicked his heels and sprinted to victory.


"My aim was to come out and run hard and if the pace was good just to go with it," added Farah.

"I love London and I get loads of support, and with 200m to go I just went 'boom.' I'm now excited and looking forward to the European 10k next weekend."

Farah's record was six seconds quicker than his previous best, set in London last year.


If you are wondering who is in the picture, it's not Farah, its ME.

I managed to finish the race in 4,010th place. Bearing in mind there were 13,500 runners.