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Fabulous Farah praised after victory in Glasgow


THE HEAD of UK Athletics has described Mo Farah as ‘the complete athlete’ after the 5,000m world champion won in the 1,500m at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow on Saturday (January 28).

The race was Farah’s first at 1,500m in two years and he set a new indoor personal best of 3:39.03mins, which is also the third fastest in the world this year.

The 28-year-old outshone Kenyan 1,500m specialist Augustine Choge and covered the final lap in just 27.76 seconds.

Farah, who has spent the last five weeks in Kenya doing intensive training at altitude, made the drop in distance to work on his sprint as he believes that the Olympics could come down to a one lap race.

The west Londoner was piped to the post in a final lap sprint of the World Championships in the 10,000m by Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan back in August.

The last 12 months have been a great time for Farah, who won gold in the 5,000m and ilver in the 10,000m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, becoming the first British man to win a global title over either distance in the process.

When asked about the Farah’s sensational showing in Glasgow, head athletics coach Charles van Commenee raved:

“He's the world champion, there are not any weaknesses. It seems he always has another gear. He wouldn't be beaten. He kept fighting. He's a complete athlete. Mo is great for the sport, good for the nation."

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