Mo Farah cruises to victory on home farewell


Sir Mo Farah triumphed at the Diamond League in Birmingham as he signed off with his final track race in Britain.

The 34-year-old Farah, who is quitting track to focus on marathon running, won in 7 minutes, 38.64 seconds.

Farah delivered the result many of those in attendance had hoped for by winning in 7min 38.64sec.

Farah will retire from the track at the Diamond League finals in Zurich on Thursday.

The last of those came in the 10,000m this month, and the Birmingham meeting represented a chance to leave his home country on winning terms after he was runner-up in the 5000m in London.

Britain's Mo Farah takes a selfie during a training session before the World Athletics Championships in London Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017.

"All I dreamed of as a youngster was racing for Great Britain".

Mo Farah wins final track race in Britain and looks forward to marathon challenge

'I was just trying to think about the race and how to win and who's there, and tactically get that right'.

'But now going to the road it's going to be a complete new game, a new mind, and I'm excited'. "I've had some fantastic support throughout my career and they have followed my journey so thank you".

"I can jump as high as possible".

"I knew I was in good shape". "That jump was wonderful, I'm taking that bar home!"

Another British runner, Dwayne Cowan, won the 400 in 45.34, while Turkey's Ramil Guliyev beat Ameer Webb of the United States to win the 200 in 20.17.

Elaine Thompson, who surprisingly missed out in London, hit her best form a fortnight too late as she raced to victory in a high-class 100m.

After clearing 2.33m and 2.35m in the first go, the Diamond League leader leaped to a flawless 2.40m to better his own world lead of 2.38 - he recorded at Oslo meeting in June - to win the competition. Yaime Perez, also from Cuba, won bronze with a throw of 65.11.

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