ADBI ADDING TO LOUGH’S GROWING ATHLETE STABLE
BASHIR ABDI is another runner of Somali heritage – the Belgian runner finished third in the Simplyhealth Great North Run this month and not only trains with winner Mo Farah but shares the same coach, Gary Lough.
Abdi, 29, took 10,000m silver at the European Championships in Berlin in August but is now looking to race the marathon next spring. Certainly, his Great North Run time of 60:42 bodes well and he was full of smiles post-race in South Shields.
“I like to race in the UK – it’s the capital of athletics,” he said.