Mo Farah is set to return to Glasgow to compete in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday 20 February. The double Olympic and five-time world champion will be one of many world class athletes at the event which will be staged at the Emirates Arena for the first time following its move from Birmingham last year.
Farah Set For Grand Return To Glasgow
With 100 days to go until the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, British Athletics has confirmed that Farah will compete in the 3000m, likely to be his only indoor race of 2016.
The Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix is the best one-day athletics meeting to be held in Scotland and will feature many of the world’s best athletes. It will provide a crucial platform for Mo Farah as he aims to win the 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the Olympic Games in Rio next summer.
He said: “2016 is another massive year for me, and the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix will be a key part of that. The 3000m in Glasgow is likely to be my only indoor race of 2016 and I want to make it a good one. It will give a good indication of how my training is going and will hopefully set me up for a successful outdoor season.”
The 32-year-old previously competed indoors in Glasgow at Kelvin Hall in 2009 and 2012 at the Glasgow International Match, setting what was then a British 3000m record of 7:40.99 in 2009 and a 1500m personal best of 3:39.03 in 2012.
He is excited about the prospect of returning to the Scottish city and running at the Emirates Arena for the first time: "I haven’t competed in Glasgow since 2012 and it will be great to be back. The Scottish crowd love athletics and I’m sure they will give great support to the athletes.”
For tickets to the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix visit the British Athletics website.