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It is Mo Farah vs Gebrselassie – off the track

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Athletics icons Mo Farah and Haile Gebrselassie are locked in an escalating dispute just days away from the London Marathon with claims of robbery and an alleged assault at the heart of the row. Britain’s quadruple Olympic champion Farah, aiming to win Sunday’s race, …

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Britain’s Farah eyes London Marathon glory

London, United Kingdom | AFP | European marathon record holder Mo Farah is the first major name to sign up to compete in next year’s London Marathon, organisers announced Tuesday. The 35-year-old Somalia-born Briton decided to quit the track after last year’s world championships and focus solely on the marathon. …

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Farah faces tough examination in London Marathon

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British track legend Mo Farah had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday’s London Marathon. The 35-year-old — who achieved the Olympic double of 5000/10000 metres champion twice — couldn’t hope for …

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Farah shock winner of BBC award

Paris, France | AFP | Britain’s four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah was named BBC sports personality of the year for the first time on Sunday, edging out motorcycling champion Jonathan Rea to the award. Farah, 34, successfully defended his 10,000-metre title at the World Championships in August, although he missed …

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Farah won’t rule out Olympic marathon bid

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah says he could compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics if he feels confident of winning a medal. Farah retired from the track in August to focus on road racing and has been coy about his Olympic future. Congratulations Sir …

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Record breaker Farah wins fourth successive Great North run

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s Mo Farah won the Great North Run for a record-breaking fourth successive year on Sunday. Farah, a four-time Olympic champion, saw off a determined challenge from New Zealand’s Jake Robertson in the closing stages of the race to finish in a time of one …

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Farah motors home in victorious adieu to home crowd

Birmingham, United Kingdom | AFP | British athletics legend Mo Farah began the day taking a lap of honour in an open top Bentley and ended it by giving the crowd what they wanted in his final race on home turf — a victory. The 34-year-old, who had agonisingly fallen just …

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Oh Mo! Farah gets golden send-off from press

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British athletics legend Mo Farah was hailed by the British press on Sunday despite his glorious track career ending with defeat in the 5,000 metres world championships final. Although his silver medal performance was pushed out of the limelight by the drama of the men’s …

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