Mo Farah has announced that he will be running his only indoor race of 2016 at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on the 20th of February. The double Olympic, world and European champion will compete in the 3000m event.
Farah has previously competed indoors in Glasgow at Kelvin Hall in 2009 and 2012 at the Glasgow International Match, setting what was then a 3000m record of 7.40.99 in 2009 and a 1500m personal best of 3.39.03 in 2012. The Indoor Grand Prix will see him compete at the Emirates Arena for the first time. Mo has remarked “The Scottish crowd love athletics and I’m sure they will give great support to the athletes. 2016 is another big year for me, and the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix will be a key part of that”.
Scottish Commonwealth and European 800m medalist Lynsey Sharp believes that Farah’s appearance at the event is great news for Glasgow, particularly with the city bidding to host the European Indoor Championships in 2019. The 25-year-old said, “He is one of the biggest stars in sport and I am sure that his participation in this world class event will really help create an amazing atmosphere at the Emirates Arena”.
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