IT’S TIME FOR TE’O
The hour has come for big Ben
SIR MO FARAH broke his own European 5,000 metres record as he signed off his indoor career in style.
The four-time Olympic champion won in 13mins, 9.16secs in Birmingham.
He followed the example of Scottish rising star Laura Muir, who set a new European indoor record for the 1,000m by winning in 2:31.93.
Farah beat Bahrain’s Albert Rop in a sprint for the line as his training in Ethiopia paid off.
Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after August’s track World Championships in London and said: “I can’t quite believe it is my last race but I have had a great indoor career. I didn’t know I had broken the European record but that means a lot.”
Farah believes he could be handing the hopes of British distance running on the track to Muir and added: “I hope so. There’s no secret – it’s hard work and putting in the miles.”
Muir beat Kelly Holmes’ 1,000m record by over a second as she beat American runner-up Kate Grace in the second-fastest 1,000m of all time.
Muir, 23, was just a second outside Maria Mutola’s 18-year-old world record and said: “That win was really important. I’m delighted.”