British long distance runner, Mo Farah got back to his winning ways to win gold at the Birmingham Diamond League in his last race in the UK.
Mo Farah, 34, who has made the move to road racing took home the gold with just 7:38 seconds.
“This is what I have always wanted and I have achieved it,” Mo Farah said after the race
Farah won his 6th World Championship gold earlier this month in London as he ended his long-distance running track career with two IAAF silvers and four Olympic titles.
However, he couldn’t reincarnate his magic at this month’s IAAF as he lost out in the 5,000m and 10,000m relay and there was a report on his coach Alberto Salazar’s drug scandal.
British Record Holder Bows Out
Mo Farah is the British record holder in track and field in the UK and his victory was well-received by the crowd at the stadium.
He revealed on Friday that his victory would be a lot more celebratory rather than frenzied. However, it was more frenzied than celebratory as he won the gold title.
Adel Mechaal has been Farah’s closest rival in the last few years and he proved that once again with a fine showing but couldn’t keep up with Farah on the final lap.
The fact that he didn’t match his previous record didn’t do much to damper his spirit.