Mo Farah Wins Final Race At Birmingham Diamond League


British distance legend Sir Mohammed Farah was in Birmingham on Sunday 20th and sprinted home to win the 3000 metre in his final track race in the UK.

34-year-old Farah, who says he will be switching his focus to road running and marathons in 2018, came home in a time of seven minutes 38.64 seconds.

Four-time Olympic Champ Farah, won his sixth World Championship gold last month and said it was always his ambition to run for the country.

“All I dreamed of as a youngster was running for Britain,” he said.

Elsewhere, CJ Ujah won a fourth Diamond League win for the year as he secured victory in an all-British 100m race with a time of 10.08 seconds. He beat James Dasaolu and Zharnel Hughes in the race but before the effort watched his World Championship relay teammate Adam Gemili disqualified for a false start, prompting boos from the Alexander Stadium crowd.

In a tweet after the event, Adam tweeted on his disappointment.

“Sorry to all those who came out to support in Birmingham today. I’m genuinely gutted. Have to learn, move on and get it right in Zurich!” said Gemili.

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finished 5th in the women’s 100m, won by Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson.

Asher-Smith finished ahead of Daphne Schippers, 200 metre World Champion last month, to continue what has been a terrific turnaround for her after the disappointment of breaking her foot at the beginning of the year.

“Great day at Birmingham DL. Very pleased to have run a season’s best of 11.13 in such esteemed company. The crowd and atmosphere were amazing as always and I’m super happy to have put together two good races,” said Asher-Smith of her performance on Instagram.

Turkish sprinter Ramil Guliyev took another victory following his surprise World Championship win in the men’s 200 metres, when he won finished first ahead of American Ameer Webb and Isaac Makwala. Britain’s Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake came fifth.


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