Farah back on track! A world record will attack in Belgium
After starring in a step to the famous marathon, Mo Farah has decided to return to 'his habitat', where he has achieved the greatest successes of his career. The British of Somali origin has announced that he will look at the Belgian Diamond League stop on September 4 (Memorial Van Damme) for the World Record of the hour which has been in his possession since 2007 Haile Gebrselassie (21,285 meters). That experience in the distance of Philippi has not surely worked as expected (he has achieved, of course, the European Record that he has in his possession since Chicago'18 with 2:05:11) and, in fact, he announced a few months ago that He planned to face the 10,000 Games in the Tokyo Games, of which he is the holder of the last golds in London and Rio de Janeiro.
From Czech Republic 2007
It was in Ostrava (Czech Republic) when Haile became the king of the hour (Not only that, but it also set the current record of 20,000 meters with a record of 56:26:00). In total, it will mean for the 37-year-old athlete how to face a half marathon, but circling the track. Mo to share track with training partner Bashir Abdi. The Belgian will also seek the European record of 60 minutes, which has been in Jos Hermens' possession since 1976 (20,944 meters).
In this Van Damme Memorial, which will be different from what we have seen on previous occasions, the presence of the world pole vault record holder is confirmed, Armand Duplantis, or one of the two best combinations in the world, the local Nafissatou Thiam and the british Katarina Johnson-Thompson.