Friday, March 25, 2011

Majestic Mo shows he's a future marathon man

Mo Farah's burgeoning credentials as a serious contender in the marathon when he has done with his track ambitions at next year's Olympic Games were enhanced again yesterday when he won on his debut half-marathon in New York.

Not only did Farah beat a world-class field that featured eight runners who had bettered 61 minutes but his time of 60min 23sec smashed a British record by 36 seconds that had stood to the nation's finest marathon man, Steve Jones, for 25 years. Only two Europeans have ever run faster and the fastest of those by only five seconds.