Sir Mo Farah breaks one hour run world record at Diamond League in Brussels

Sir Mo Farah set the first world record of his illustrious career in the Diamond League meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Farah covered 21.330 kilometres in an hour to break the previous record of 21.285km (13.255 miles) set by Haile Gebrselassie in 2007.

The 37-year-old was around 10 metres behind record pace at the halfway stage but gradually increased the tempo after the pacemaker made way and was ahead of schedule when Belgium’s Bashir Abdi took over the lead with five minutes remaining.

Farah powered back in front with a minute to go and was so focused that he appeared not to realise when the hour was up and kept running before being told he could stop.

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