[Audio] Mo Farah Breaks 2 mile World Record!

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Mo Farah, Galen Rupp, A Day in the Life, April 2013, photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images, IAAF

Mo Farah has finally taken a World Best, which is a world record by another name. The IAAF just does not call distances such as 2 miles worthy of World Records anymore. So, Mo Farah entertained fans in the BarclayCard NIA Indoor Stadium in Birmingham, UK last Saturday with a brilliant run over two miles. 

Farah had pacemakers hit 2:00.00 for 800 meters and 4:03.9 for the mile. Just before the 2000 meter mark, Mo Farah was off and running hard. As the crowd was wound up, Mo Farah did his best to take the record time of Kenenisa Bekele, who ran 8:04.35 in 2008, a  memory.

Using a 3:59.5 last mile, Mo Farah did get his world best of 8:03.40. Here is a tape of the last 400 meters of the race and my comments on the race right afterwards! What a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon! 

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