Farah second as 13 Brits compete at Prefontaine Classic

02 June 2013 / 11:40

Mo Farah had to settle for a rare second place at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon as 13 Brits took to the track for the fourth Diamond League meeting of the year.

Double Olympic champion Farah was due to run the 10,000m in Eugene but switched to the 5,000m which he controlled until just over 100m to go.

Kenyan Edwin Soi then kicked past to cross the line in first in 13:04.75minutes with Farah second in 13:05.88 and fellow Brit Chris Thompson almost a minute further back in 20th.

Farah’s fellow Olympic champion Greg Rutherford was the next best Brit with third in the long jump the previous evening, the 26-year-old recording a season’s best 8.22m in the sixth round.

Russian European indoor champion Aleksandr Menkov took victory with a personal best and world lead of 8.39m while another British Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu was fourth in the 400m.

Ohuruogu, who won 400m gold at Beijing 2008 and silver over the same distance at London 2012, clocked 51.31seconds for fourth with Andrew Osagie fifth in the 800m.

Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz jumped a season’s best 2.26m for sixth in the high jump while Steve Lewis leapt 5.51m to finish in the same position in the pole vault.

Marilyn Okoro was also sixth in the women’s 800m, Perri Shakes-Drayton was seventh in the 400m hurdles and Yamile Aldama was eighth in the triple jump.

Hannah England opened her outdoor season on the track with an eighth-place finish in her third quickest 1500m time ever, 4:03.38, with fellow Brit Laura Weightman 11th.

And finally Ross Murray was tenth in the International Mile.

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