Stunning Farah is a record breaker!

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLE Mo Farah smashed his own indoor 3,000m British record on his way to victory at the UK Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. The talented Olympian produced a run of seven minutes 34.47 seconds to beat Kenya s Shedrack Korir by

NEWHAM & ESSEX BEAGLE Mo Farah smashed his own indoor 3,000m British record on his way to victory at the UK Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.

The talented Olympian produced a run of seven minutes 34.47 seconds to beat Kenya's Shedrack Korir by more than four seconds.

"It's been a really good day," said the 25-year-old.

"The last few races have gone really well and today went even better.


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"Leading up to it I knew I was on for breaking the GB record again.

"I knew I could go quicker. I'm in better shape and my attitude towards running has changed a lot.

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"I was disappointed last year and I've just gone out there and worked really hard in Kenya. I'm approaching races with a lot more confidence.

"I'm a lot happier in my head - I'm listening to my body a lot more - I over-cooked it in the summer and when things don't go well you tell yourself 'that's not happening again'.

"I'm really looking forward to the European indoors. Some people are already hanging the gold around my neck.

"I obviously want to win but it's going to be hard work."

There was, however, bad news for fellow Beagle Tyrone Edgar.

The sprinter, competing in the same meeting, tore a hamstring and will miss the European Indoor Championships in Turin, Italy next month.

"I had an ultrasound on it and they found a hamstring tear on my right leg," he said.

"I will be out for two or three weeks and that's the Europeans out for me. That's life I suppose."

There was, however, good news for Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohurougu, who put in a great run in the 200m.

Showing her trademark strength, the Stratford-based athlete wore down UK champion Donna Fraser in the closing stages to win in 23.42.

Ohuruogu said: "It was a nice run, I wasn't too sure what to expect. I've only had one meet before this, but it was great to perform in front of the home crowd today.

"It was good to get out there and run well. I've done a lot of winter training and it's nice to break the season a bit and race.

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