Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mo Farah Set for Sainsbury’s Grand Prix in Birmingham

A total of 30 medallists, including 11 reigning Olympic champions, will star at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix - Birmingham on Sunday 30 June at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium, with four British Olympic medallists from London 2012 headlining the strongest line-up to date since the IAAF Diamond League first came to Birmingham in 2011. The British charge will be led by double Olympic champion Mo Farah, who will line up in a highly competitive 5,000m race that includes the top two in the world during 2013, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Yenew Alamirew, as well as world 10,000m champion Ibrahim Jeilan. Farah, who grew up in Hounslow and won Olympic gold over 10,000m as part of ‘Super Saturday’, before going on to clinch gold in the 5,000m a week later, is looking forward to returning to Birmingham where he was a dominant winner in the two miles last year. “2012 was an incredible year for me and I’m really looking forward to competing in front of a home crowd in the UK again. This is another big year with the World Championships just around the corner and it’s always good to perform well in Birmingham.