The previous indoor record stood at 13:10:60, it was set in Birmingham 6 years ago. If you are wondering the record was set by, then wonder no more. It was him, then 27-year old Brit, Mo Farah. Last weekend he broke his own record at the same venue and finished the 5,000m race in 13:09:16!
“I knew I needed to do some work and to go away and leave my family behind and get back to real training and I did for the last four weeks and it is paying off, hard work pays off,” Farah said after the race.
This was his last indoor race of his amazing career. And boy did he cap it all of in remarkable style. Mo Farah wants to make road racing his sole focus in what’s left of his running days.
“I can’t quite believe it is my last race but I have had a great indoor career. It is something that must come to an end,” said Farah.
“It is weird thinking about it and saying goodbye because I have had great support from everyone and in particular this track where I have broken so many records. It has been amazing over the years. I didn’t know I had broken the European record but that is good. It means a lot.”
Scotlands, Laura Muir also broke her second record of the year during the weekend in Birmingham. The 23-year-old really put on a show and her time was just one second shy of Maria Mutola‘s world indoor record of 2:30.94.
“I wanted to come away with a win on home soil but to break Kelly’s record, I’m so chuffed, and I was not far away from the world record, so I am really pleased,” said Muir.