Sir Mo Farah wins on UK track farewell at Birmingham Diamond League meeting | Athletics News

Last Updated: 20/08/17 5:51pm

Sir Mo Farah celebrates 3000m victory on his final UK track appearance in Birmingham

Sir Mo Farah signed off from British track racing with victory in the 3000m at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.

Farah won at a canter in his penultimate race before turning to the road, and the 34-year-old now goes to Zurich on Wednesday to bring down the curtain on a track career which yielded four Olympic gold medals and a further six in the World Championships.

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.

Victory never looked in doubt, Farah reaching for his familiar ‘Mobot’ pose as he crossed the line before draping himself in a Union Flag.

“It’s been an amazing week,” he said. “I have been tired but had a little downtime with family. Emotion was high, not as high as London but it was the last time at home.

Mo Farah takes on all your questions.

“While I was racing I was just trying to think about the race and who was there.

“It means everything to me to be four times Olympic champion. All I dreamt of as a youngster was running for Britain.

“A hobby has become a job which is what you want. Going to the road will be a new game and a new mindset, I am excited.”

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