26 Feb '14, 4pm

Mo Farah will run the NYC Half as a tune-up for April 13's London Marathon:

"This is a huge thrill for New Yorkers,” New York Road Runners CEO Mary Wittenberg said of Farah’s March 16 return to the NYC Half. “Mo’s star quality and fan following are unmatched in our sport, and we are honored to have him highlight our professional field.” Farah’s fastest half marathon is the 1:00:10 he clocked at the Great North Run in England in 2013, when he finished second to Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia. He won the 2011 NYC Half in 1:00:23, just ahead of Ethiopia’s Gebre Gebremariam. Farah’s training mate Galen Rupp took third place. “I have been training hard in Kenya and hope to use the New York race to gauge my fitness one month out from my 26.2-mile debut,” Farah said. The NYC Half takes runners through the rolling hills of Central Park, up to Harlem, down to Times Square, and along the Hudson River waterfront to a finish in lower Manhattan. A new course conf...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/mo-farah-will-d...

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