Farah again in class of his own at London 10,000m

27 May 2013 / 12:04

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah made a winning return to the capital for his fifth straight victory in the London 10,000m road race.

Farah was the only runner to dip inside the 30 minute barrier as he clocked 29 minutes and 13 seconds while Phil Wicks and Phil Nicholls completed the podium.

Katrina Wootton was the first woman home in 32 minutes and 37 seconds, with Steph Twell and Emily Pidgeon over a minute back in second and third.

Farah will be back in London for the Anniversary Games later this summer and is looking to defend his world 5,000m title, and upgrade his 2011 10,000m silver, at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow this August.

“It was most important to win the race, I wasn’t really looking for a time,” he said. 
“It was really important to me to win my fifth title. Running in London is fun for me because I don’t often race here.
“But it’s going to get serious from here. I’ve got my first real test next Friday at the Eugene Diamond League and I’m very excited about that. I’ve got to be ready for it. I’ve got to be more ready than I was last year.”

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