MO FARAH

  • Mo Farah returns for European championships after scare August 12, 2014

    Zurich: Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah returns to action at this week's European athletics championships where the high jump showdown between world champion Bohdan Bondarenko of Ukraine and Olympic champion Ivan Ukhov of Russia should also dominate. Farah is expected to run in Wednesday's 10,000 metres and the 5,000 metres...
  • Olympic champion Mo Farah pulls out of Commonwealth Games July 24, 2014

    Olympic and world middle distance champion Mo Farah withdrew from England's Commonwealth Games team on Thursday, saying he was not fully fit following a recent illness. The 31yearold Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles at the London Olympics and the world championships in Moscow last year, was preparing...
  • Bolt, Mo Farah headline cast at Glasgow Commonwealth July 19, 2014

    London: Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Mo Farah lead a cast of the world's leading athletes descending on Glasgow to compete in the Commonwealth Games starting in Scotland's biggest city on Wednesday. Worldrecord holders, decorated Olympians and novice participants make up the 6,500 athletes representing 70 Commonwealth nations who share the...
  • Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo fighting for Laureus World Sports Awards February 22, 2014

    London: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Sebastian Vettel are among the top favourites to win the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, to be announced in Kuala Lumpur on March 26. The list of contenders also includes Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, NBA player LeBron James, longdistance...
  • Usain Bolt shortlisted for Athlete of the Year award November 4, 2013

    Usain Bolt, the world's fastest man, joined world high jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko and double Olympic and world 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion Mo Farah on the shortlist for the male Athlete of the Year award announced on Monday. Bolt, who has won the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) award...
  • Mo Farah wins 5000m gold to become double world champion August 16, 2013

    Moscow: Mo Farah of Britain completed backtoback doubles in long distance races by winning the 5,000meter gold medal Friday at the world championships. Farah had already won the 10,000 at the start of the championships and now has repeated the double he achieved at last year's London Olympics. He also won...
  • Bolt, Farah and Felix: Fab Friday at World Athletics August 16, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt starts his quest for a second world track gold in Moscow but American sprinting great Allyson Felix looks set to steal the limelight as she goes for a fourth world 200 metres title on Friday. Briton Mo Farah should also rubberstamp his status as one of the alltime...
  • Mo Farah wins 10,000 metres gold medal at World Championships August 10, 2013

    Moscow: Olympic champion Mo Farah of Britain won the gold medal in the men's 10,000 metres Saturday at the world championships. Farah held off defending champion Ibrahim Jeilan of Ethiopia in a thrilling finish to win in a season best 27 minutes, 21.71 seconds. Jeilan was second in 27:22.23 and Paul...
  • World waits for showman Bolt to strut his stuff August 10, 2013

    Moscow: Usain Bolt will need to guard against complacency as he begins his bid to win the 100 metres crown while double Olympic champion Mo Farah goes for gold in the 10,000 on the first day of the world championships on Saturday. Track and field, beset again by a spate of...
  • Mo Farah at the peak of his powers for double repeat August 3, 2013

    London: As double Olympic champion Mo Farah knows he is there to be shot at. But such is his selfbelief that it will take someone and something special to scupper the Briton's bid to repeat the feat at the world championships in Moscow. His London triumphs last year when the Somaliborn...
  • Bolt accepts Farah challenge to race for charity July 29, 2013

    London: Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt has accepted a challenge from Britain's Olympic middle distance champion Mo Farah to race for charity, saying he would be prepared to meet over 600 metres. Farah, who won gold at the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London Olympics last year was the star...
  • Mo Farah sets personal best in 3000m at Anniversary Games July 28, 2013

    London: Mo Farah, roared home by a cacophony of earsplitting noise that almost matched his double Olympic London triumph, led another 'Super Saturday' for Britain as memories were reignited in a party atmosphere at the Anniversary Games. On that memorable previous Saturday Farah, Jessica EnnisHill and Greg Rutherford won track and...
  • Relentless Asbel Kiprop races to fastest time since 2004 July 20, 2013

    World champion Asbel Kiprop's relentless pace proved too much for his rivals, including Mo Farah, as the Kenyan clocked the fastest 1,500 metres time since 2004 at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday. With the world championships in Moscow just over three weeks away, world leads and minor records were...
  • Battlehardened Mo Farah sends timely reminder to rivals June 30, 2013

    Birmingham: Double Olympic champion Mo Farah produced a stunning sprint to take the 5,000 metres in Birmingham on Sunday as a host of London Games winners struggled to find the form that propelled them to victory last year. Farah was locked in battle with Ethiopian Yenew Alamirew around the final lap...
  • Messi, Bolt and Phelps in the running for Laureus award March 10, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Lionel Messi can pick up another accolade for last year's goal scoring exploits on Monday when he goes up against some of the top stars from the London Olympics for the Laureus sportsman of the year award. Messi, the four-time FIFA world player of the year, scored a...
  • Farah and Ennis named Britain's athletes of year October 26, 2012

    London: Britain's Olympic champions Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis were named athletes of year by the British Athletics Writers' Association on Friday. Farah did the distance double, winning the 10,000 and 5,000 metres men's titles at London 2012 while Ennis won the women's heptathlon gold for the host nation. Farah won the...
  • Carl Lewis exclusive: Mo Farah has won hearts August 12, 2012

    The ninetime American gold medallist said the British runner's wins in 5,000m and 10,000m stood out at the London Olympics. ...
  • Olympics: Farah wins gold in men's 10,000m August 5, 2012

    London: Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics to give Britain three gold medals in track and field in about one hour on Saturday night. The Somaliborn Farah kicked away from a big pack coming into the final straight and won in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, holding off...