Mo Farah sets new European record in Chicago Marathon

Mo Farah scored the first marathon victory of his career in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday (7), setting a European record and dispatching a stellar line-up in the process.

Already the European record-holder over 1500m (3:28.81) and 10,000m (26:46.57), Farah demonstrated his prowess extends all the way up to 26.2-miles as he pulled away from Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew in the last half-a-mile to win in 2:05:11, breaking Sondre Nordstad Moen’s time of 2:05:48 from last December’s Fukuoka Marathon.

Farah has committed to running the marathon at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and he hasn’t ruled out contesting the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in Doha next September.

Mo Farah in the Chicago Marathon

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