We just wrote that the US record could be in danger, well, add the British record (27:18, Jon Brown), should be toast. Mo Farah has run 27:28, but should be able to surpass that here, with the conditions, field and level of competition! Looking forward to Friday night even more!
Mo Farah will run 10,000m in the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night
5000m and 10,000m Champion Mo Farah will compete in the Prefontaine
Classic 10,000m on Friday night in Hayward Field, Eugene. The 28 year
old was originally entered for the 2 miles but, after discussing it with
his coach Alberto Salazar, asked to switch to the 10,000m. The
Portland based runner made a quick visit back to the UK last Monday to
win the BUPA London 10,000 in 29:15.
has a personal best of 27:28.86 set in the European 10,000m Challenge
in Marseille last year. He will face a formidable line up in Eugene
headed by Kenya’s World 10k record holder Leonard Komon, Ethiopia’s
Olympic silver medallist Silishe Sihine and World Half Marathon record
holder Zersenay Tadesse from Eritrea. Training partner Galan Rupp (USA)
will lead the US assault while fellow PACE athletes Moses Masai, Joseph
Ebuya, Mark Kiptoo, Mike Kigen and Dennis Masai will also compete in
one of the best quality 10,000m fields ever assembled. Five runners in
the race have personal best times of sub 27 minutes. The 10 year old
British Record stands at 27:18.14 by Jon Brown.
The start list for the event is available at http://www.diamondleague-
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