Briton Mo Farah Seeks Track Record

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The most decorated athlete in British athletics history, Mo Farah, is seeking to return to the track for the first time since 2017.

Farah will be bidding to break the men’s one-hour world record at the Brussels meeting on 4 September.

The 37-year-old, Farah has won ten global titles and was the first British athlete to win two gold medals at the same world championships.

He will be aiming to better Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie’s 13-year-old record of 21.285km and will face off against the like of European 10,000m silver medalist Bashir Abdi.

Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh and Birhane Dibaba will go for the women’s record.

That mark of 18.517km was recorded by their compatriot, Dire Tune, in 2008.

The one-hour run is where athletes try to cover as much distance as possible within one hour.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Britain’s world heptathlon champion, will look to finish higher than Olympic champion Nafi Thiam once again when they compete in a ‘triathlon’ contest featuring 100m hurdles, shot put and high jump.

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