Mo Farah wins Prefontaine Classic 5000m

2nd June 2012 • News

World 5000m Champion Mo Farah (GBR) showed the world that he means business in 2012 with a confident winning run in the 5000m on day two of the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene. Running off a slow first 3000m passed in 7:49 Farah moved to the front in the last kilometer and stretched away from Isaiah Koech on the final lap to stop the clock in a world leading meeting record time of 12:56.98. His training partner Galen Rupp (USA) became the first American to run sub 13:00 on US soil with 12:58.90 in 3rd.

The pacing wasn’t much better in the Bowerman mile where Bethwel Birgen (KEN) placed 4th in a personal best 3:50.43 ahead of Leo Manzano (USA) 12th in 3:53.07.

Marvin Anderson (JAM) placed 3rd in the men’s 200m in 20.74 into a -2.1 headwind.

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