Farah breaks record

Mo Farah celebrates after setting a new British record in the men's 3000m during the IAAF Diamond League in  Birmingham.
Mo Farah celebrates after setting a new British record in the men's 3000m during the IAAF Diamond League in Birmingham.
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Mo Farah broke Dave Moorcroft’s 34-year-old British 3,000m record to underline his form with the Rio Olympics just two months away.

Farah returned to Birmingham a year on from pulling out of the event as doping allegations swirled around his controversial coach Alberto Salazar.

But roared on by a home support untroubled by that storm, he followed the pacemakers through the first 2,000m before hanging on over the last 600m to take a tenth of a second off that long-standing mark.

His seven minutes 32.62 seconds means he now holds the British track records at 1500m, two miles, 3,000m, 5,000m and 10,000m, as well as half-marathon on the road.

The Briton dedicated his victory of his hero Muhammad Ali, the boxing great who died on Saturday.