News : Farah will seek the Olympic minimum of 10,000 in the European Cup
We really wanted to see Sir Mo Farah race on the track again and it seems that it will become a reality on June 5 in Birmingham. The Briton will participate in the 10,000 European Cup, which in turn will also act as British Olympic trials. The Somali-born athlete has not competed in a 10,000 for four years. The last time was at the London’17 World Cups, when he was proclaimed champion with a mark of 26:49:51. His personal best in the distance is 26:46:57 achieved just a decade ago in Eugene (Oregon, USA). Farah achieved in 2020 the Record of the hour on track after running a total of 21,330 meters in the Brussels meeting, sixth stop of the Diamond League.
Great British competition
We will see what the Olympic champion of this distance and the 5,000 meters is capable of both in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and in London 2012. Brimingham University will host a test that is expected to be spectacular and in which he will compete for the square (it should be remembered that there are three per country and discipline) with his compatriots Mark Scott, Jake Smith and Sam Atkin. Farah has been working hard for months on this track staging after his foray into the route, where he has achieved a personal best of a marathon with 2:05:11 in Chicago and a half marathon with 59:32 in Lisbon in 2015.
Eilish McColgan, Jess Judd and Amy-Eloise Markovc are confirmed on the British side for the women’s event. Most of the teams that the participating countries will present have yet to be confirmed, but it must be emphasized that Scott and Atkin on the British side have already managed to lower the required Olympic minimum of 27:28.