Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Mo-Mentous Display from Farah

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Mo-Mentous Display from Farah

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MO FARAH is getting ready to step up to the marathon next year, but he proved last night he might just as easily step down in distance by breaking the European 1,500 metres record in Monaco.

The double Olympic champion moved out of his comfort zone as he looked to hone his speed ahead of next month's World Championships in Moscow - and promptly became the sixth fastest man in history over the distance.

The 30-year-old, whose goal for the summer is winning the world titles over 5,000 and 10,000m, clocked three minutes 28.81 seconds at the Herculis Diamond League meeting in the principality, finishing second to Kenyan Asbel Kiprop.

It was some achievement, even by Farah's stratospheric standards.

His time eclipsed Spaniard Fermin Cacho's mark of 3mins 28.95secs, set back in 1997, and wiped out Steve Cram's 28-year-old British record of 3:29. …

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