The London World Champs was an amazing event. One of the most exciting events was the 10,000 meters, where Mo Farah took on the world and won. In the 5,000 meters, he took silver, leaving the track as he entered it, taking on the best in the world.
Mo Farah, photo by PhotoRun.net
This presser was done by Colin Jackson, the same man who emceed the final presser of Usain Bolt, prior to the World Championships.
This presser was fun, as Colin Jackson explored the full and varied career of Mo Farah, including his 2006-2009 time, where he first tasted strong performances.
I had some fun questions, from asking about how satisfied he was with the London 10,000 meters and how fast he could run an open 400 meters? Mo said that having the best runners of Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia all focused on him was a huge honor but also a huge challenge in the race. As Mo was only off five seconds from his best, he thought the race was one of the toughest, if not, the toughest of his career.
The 5000 meters in Zurich on Thursday will be a tough race. Mo Farah will have to give it his all to be in the top three, let alone to retire with a win in Zurich. Mo knows that and is looking for the battle.
All in all, a bittersweet time, but a fun interview a strong way for Mo Farah to go out of track & field.
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