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Sir Mo Farah targeting a new record after confirming participation at Antrim Coast Half Marathon

 

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Sir Mo will run in Larne just eight days after Friday's tilt at the great Haile Gebrselassie's 21,285m one-hour World record in Brussels

Sir Mo will run in Larne just eight days after Friday's tilt at the great Haile Gebrselassie's 21,285m one-hour World record in Brussels

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Sir Mo will run in Larne just eight days after Friday's tilt at the great Haile Gebrselassie's 21,285m one-hour World record in Brussels

Sir Mo Farah last night set his sights on a British record in the new Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist - who did the 5,000m and 10,000m double at both London 2012 and Rio 2016 - is confident his own half marathon mark of 59.32 will be under threat after yesterday confirming his participation in the big race, which starts and finishes in Larne on Saturday-week.

"Let's see what I can do," said Farah, who is coached by former Great Britain international - and husband of Paula Radcliffe - Gary Lough, who hails from Ballygally just outside the town.