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Mighty Mo Farah happy with New Orleans success

CHAMPION: Mo Farah

DOUBLE OLYMPIC champion Mo Farah assuaged his way into victory at the New Orleans marathon on Sunday. The 29 year-old and Ethiopian Gebre Gebremariam to win the New Orleans half-marathon.

Gebremariam led a break away from the pack and held a 10 second lead over the chasing runners. Farah secured victory after utilising his track speed to edge passed the former cross country champion.

The British long distance runner, who sensationally took 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the London 2012 Games, managed a time of 61 which was three seconds quicker than Nick Rose's previous record set in 1985.

Farah has recently announced that he will be running the first half of the London Marathon before fully encountering the 26.2 miles in the capital for the first time in 2014.

Of his London Marathon debut, Farah said: "It's not going to be easy, I'm going to have to train for it. It is going to be a completely different ball game."

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