Sir Mo Farah confirms Antrim Coast Half Marathon entry

Sir Mo Farah says he is looking forward to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon ater he confirmed his entry in this year's event.

Monday, 31st August 2020, 2:20 pm
Sir Mo Farah will compete at Antrim Coast Half Marathon

The Four-time Olympic gold medallist is expected to attempt to lower his own British record at the event on 12 September and Farah says he can't wait to run on the fast course.

"I'm really looking forward to taking part in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon," he said on a video on the event's Facebook page.

"One of my good friends James is organising it and I said 'yes I'll do it'.

"I'm just really looking forward to it, I can't wait.

"It's a fast course, it's really exciting, so I'll see what I can do.

Organisers have assembled a quality line-up for the event with 15 Olympians from six different Olympic Games.

Among those lining up against Farah will be two-time world champions Aly Dixon and Iraitz Garroand European champions Marc Scott, Jo Pavey and Gemma Steel.

Prospective Olympians Kevin Seaward and Stephen Scullion lead the NI challenge.

Current British champions Lily Partridge and Ben Connor are also in the field.

Farah is set to appear at the race just eight days after bidding to better Haile Gebrselassie's world record for the One Hour run in Brussels.

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