La Jornada – Mohamed Farah says goodbye to an “amazing career” in athletics

London. Briton Mo Farah put an end to his “amazing career” on Sunday in the half marathon in Newcastle (northern England), by finishing fourth in the city where he chose to bid farewell to athletics competitions.

At the age of 40, the four-time Olympic champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters races decided to run the Great North Run as the conclusion to his long and successful sporting career.

Farah covered the distance in one hour, three minutes and 28 seconds, amid the applause of the local fans who came in large numbers to follow his final presence in the event, which he won six times in the past.

“It’s the end of my career,” the athlete told the BBC. “I wanted to come here and celebrate.” “It was an incredible race,” he said.

The British-Somali runner has twice won Olympic gold in the 5,000-10,000 metres, in London 2012 and Rio 2016. He has also been a six-time world champion over those distances, the longest of track races.

Farah, who thanks to his Olympic successes received a peerage for the title bestowed upon him by the late Queen Elizabeth II, revealed in July 2022 in a documentary that he had arrived illegally in the United Kingdom, with a false identity, before being forced to work. As a domestic employee in the family.

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