Mighty Mo’s London calling leads to yet another 10,000m victory
PUBLISHED: 15:57 29 May 2013 | UPDATED: 15:57 29 May 2013
PA Wire/Press Association Images
Beagle Mighty Mo storms to 10,000 metre victory
Mo Farah’s position as the number one distance runner in the world shows no sign of waning after another fine win on Monday.
The Newham & Essex Beagle stormed to an easy victory in the Bupa London 10,000 metre road race, making it five straight wins in the event.
Farah, 30, is preparing for the World Championships in Moscow in August and this will certainly help his confidence.
He won this race in 29 minutes and 13 seconds, 52 seconds clear of his nearest rival, but it was the winning and not the time that was the vital thing.
“For my standard it was a low key race,” he said. “I enjoyed the crowd and the most important thing was trying to win the race.
“I have a lot of confidence and am looking forward to the World Championships.”
One Newham athlete looking for a little improvement is Christine Ohuruogu who could only finish sixth at Saturday’s Diamond League meeting in New York.
Olympic champ Amantle Montsho won the 400 metres in a world leading 49.88 seconds, while Beagle Ohuruogu could only muster 52.08.
■ Meanwhile, sprinter James Ellington claimed the excellent scalp of Dwain Chambers in the Manchester City Games at the weekend.
Competing in the little run 150m, the 27-year-old Beagle was third behind winner Christophe Lemaitre of France and Kim Collins of St Kitts and Nevis, clocking 15.40 to beat Chambers into fourth place.
Chris Tomlinson finished second behind Olympic champion Greg Rutherford in the long jump. He managed 7.69 metres, but it was behind Rutherford whose best was a leap of 7.99m.
Alex Al-Ameen was fourth in the sprint hurdles, clocking 14.22 seconds.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.