ADBI ADDING TO LOUGH’S GROW­ING ATH­LETE STA­BLE

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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.

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