Mo Farah wins European Indoor Gold

7th March 2009 • News

Mo Farah (GBR) won his first major track title after storming to 3,000m gold in a Championship Record at the European Indoor Championships in Turin. The 25-year-old who broke fellow PACE athlete John Mayock’s British indoor record earlier this year equalled Mayock’s European success of 11 years ago with a fantastic front running performance to beat France’s Bouabdellah Tahri in 7:40.17 minutes.

After the race Mo told reporters, “It feels awesome. I worked so hard for this after a disappointing year last year and it’s not easy sometimes dealing with that. I felt extra pressure being favourite – it’s all a learning experience for me. I’ve never been under that pressure. My best tactic was to go hard and it was awesome to have Nick and Mark in the final too.”

There was disappointment for hurdler Andy Turner (GBR) who finished a very close 4th in the 60mH final, equalling his position from the same Championships in Birmingham 2 years ago. Afer having one of his best indoors season’s of his life the Lloyd Cowan coached athlete will be able to look forward to a good outdoor season in the months to come.

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