Monday, 05 June 2017 00:47

FARAH TO RUN LAST EVER LONDON 3,000M AT THE MÜLLER ANNIVERSARY GAMES

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Britain’s greatest ever distance runner to fine-tune in London Stadium ahead of double world title defence bid



Mo Farah has announced a final chance for fans to see him compete at the home of his famous ‘double gold’ triumph of London 2012.

With both of Farah’s sessions at the 2017 World Championships sold out, The Müller Anniversary Games on July 9 is the last chance to see one of Britain’s sporting legends alongside many of the best athletes in the world.

Farah said: “I love competing at the London Stadium and look forward to what will be my final Müller Anniversary Games on July 9. A lot of the world’s best athletes come to London for The Müller Anniversary Games and I expect this year’s line-up to be as strong as usual, it will be like a mini-world championships in one day.”

Farah beat a top class field over 5,000m in a world leading time of 13:00.70 at the Eugene Diamond League on Saturday and now his sights set on the 3,000m in London.

The Müller Anniversary Games will also be the last chance for many of the world’s best athletes to compete ahead of this summer’s IAAF World Championships. Nine reigning Olympic champions, 23 Olympic silver and bronze medallists from Rio, and nine current world champions will take part in this year’s star-studded meet.

Farah added: “The meet is only four weeks before the World Championships so it will be a good to see where I am at and what fine tuning needs to be done. I had some great races in this stadium and would like to put on a good performance to thank the fans for all their support over the years. I hope the fans will come out in force and create a great atmosphere.”

British Athletics is encouraging fans to turn out in red, white and blue for The Müller Anniversary Games and cheer on the Brits as they prepare for one of the biggest sporting events in the World.



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