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Mo Farah breaks 34-year-old British mark

Birmingham: Mo Farah declared preparations for the defence of his Olympic titles in Rio were on track after breaking the 34-year-old British 3,000m record at the Diamond League here yesterday.

Mo Farah
Mo Farah

Farah collected his sixth British outdoor mark by clocking seven minutes 32.62 seconds at the Alexander Stadium, wiping out David Moorcroft's time of 7.32.79secs from 1982, set before Farah was even born.

The double Olympic champion now holds the British record for the 1,500m, 3,000m, two miles, 5,000m, 10,000m and half-marathon, as well as four indoor national records.

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