In the recent Euro Cup/ British Trials 10,000m, Marc Scott was 8th overall in 27:49.80 and Mo Farah was 9th in 27:50.6.
Well, Marc Scott had won his Ticket to Tokyo with his British Trials win as he had run 27:10.41 in December. Mo had not. He needs a 27:28 to gain a ticket to Tokyo.
So, as Stuart and I discussed in Athletics Chat 54, the British federation is putting on an invite-only 10,000m with some special guests. Mo will get some pacing, and if the ankle is better, perhaps he can go 27:28.
Liz McColgan, 1991 WC 10,000m, and mum of Eilish McColgan accused British Athletics of giving Mo an extra shot at the Tokyo team. Of course, they did, he’s one of the most popular British athletes ever and BBC would love to have Mo Farah in Tokyo! Great for ratings!
Mo Farah, Muller British 10,000m Trials, photo by British Athletics
Farah with 10, 000 m attempt
Mo Farah, can better pacing take off 23 seconds? We sure hope so! 2021 Muller British Trials 10,000m, photo by British Athletics
MANCHESTER (GBR): Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics Games by bettering the qualifying standard of 27:28.00 in an invitational 10,000m on the first day of the British Championships on 25 June. The invitational race is open to both British and international athletes. Farah well some way short of the qualifying time at the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham, finishing in 27:50.64.
Mo Farah battles Marc Scott, Muller British 10,000m Trials, photo by British Athletics
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