After his success at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday, Mo Farah travelled to Birmingham to run with 25 lucky fans. The event was part of British Athletics’ #TwoMoMiles campaign, in which would-be participants gave their best reason as to why they should run alongside the double Olympic champion.
The campaign was launched as Farah prepares for the Olympic Games in Rio, where he will aim to defend his 5,000 and 10,000m titles. Prior to this, he will compete at the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday 5 June.
On the #TwoMoMiles run, Farah commented: “It’s not often people come and run with me because of the pace I go and where I train. These kids had to enter a competition and win it, so it was nice to get a chance to jog with them and talk to them. It’s exciting to be back and I’m really looking forward to competing here at the Birmingham Diamond League in June.”
Rob Duncan, a paramedic from Pershore in Worcester, was one of the lucky winners. He said: “It’s been a fantastic experience to be able to run with Mo on the track here at the Alexander Stadium. He’s such a legend and I’m going to remember this for the rest of my life. I’m going to have a grin on my face for a long time to come.”