Mo Farah’s emphatic triumph sets new British record

Mo Farah has reportedly set new two-mile British record with his emphatic win at Diamond League meet in Birmingham.

In his 1st Brit track race this year, Farah finished in 8 minutes 7.85 secs which eclipsed Ovett’s (Steve) 8:13 record set in the year 1978. The 31-year-old who missed o Commonwealth Games on illness issues, ran the 2nd mile in 4 minutes flat.

“It was tad windy and so I was not exactly sure initially yet I felt really good”, stated Farah.

Olympic 3-times jump champ Taylor (Christian) won at long jump event with a 8.09m final-round leap and Britain’s Rutherford (Greg) came 4th with a 8.04m leap.

Lynsey Sharp was another big name at 2014 Diamond League who came with a phenomenal triumph in 800m race. She won silver medals at both European and Commonwealth this year. Sharp clocked her victory at 1:59.14 by beating Commonwealth ad world champ Eunice J Sum from Kenya.

Jamaican Commonwealth champ Kemar Bailey-Cole claimed the win at 100m race in 10.08. Compatriot Carter (Nelson) came second finishing in 10.13. On the other hand, it was  Chijindu Ujah from Britain who came 4th finishing in 10.23 & Harry Aikines-Aryeetey came 6th finishing in 10:34.

Olympic 800m champ David Rushida was the winner of 600m race finishing in 1:13.71. The star sprinter from Kenya was really closer to the 1:12.81 world record set by USA sprinter Gray in the year 1986.

.”I thought I might be able to come closer to that record but then it was not a very bad performance”, remarked Rudisha.

Olympic hero Kirani James came up with a powerful finish winning the 400m men’s event in 44.59.

Briton athlete Rooney (Martyn) was 3rd in 45.25 & Matthew Smith came 7th in 46.60.

Gay Likely To Return To Tracks

US sprinter Tyson Gay said that he will race again in 2014 once his one year ban for doping expires on June. The 32 year old athlete has confirmed this news recently at a media conference at his hometown in north USA. While attending a sports event being a special guest back at his home town in Kentucky, the sprinter has told the Lexington Herald newspaper that he is very keen on getting back to the tracks as during this one year ban, he missed the racing tracks. “I had to remain out of the sport for a year as the US anti doping agency did not let me take part in any tournament. But I think they definitely understood my mistake and pardoned me for that. Now that my banning period is getting over, I want to start my training as soon as possible. I will then decide in which GP to take part,” said the athlete when asked about his plans to continue his career after ban.

Gay’s ban came on July 15 in 2012 when the tests came positive and it was revealed that the sprinter had consumed some banned product to boost up his testosterone level before a particular event. Gay said that during his banning period he got immense support and encouragement from his fans and followers across the globe and he is grateful to them. “My seven year old daughter Trinity was my biggest support. I had a really great time during my ban with her,” said the athlete during the interview.

Now with Gay’s ban period getting over, experts believe that the 32 year old star athlete may compete in the Diamond Leagues of the Los Angeles where all key spinsters of the USA take part. Track field championship in California is also on the cards for Gay.