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Mo Farah to compete in Birmingham

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is in Birmingham today as he heads a list of 11 Olympic medallists from London 2012, including six champions, competing at the British Athletics Birmingham Grand Prix at the Alexander Stadium.

Farah won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Mo Farah will run 5,000m, and will be joined by Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford, Olympic 400m silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu and Olympic high jump bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz.

The athlete won Olympic gold over 10,000m as part of the London Olympics 'Super Saturday', before going on to clinch gold in the 5,000m a week later.


Athletics Grand Prix underway in Birmingham

The British Athletics Grand Prix is underway at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena (NIA).

Olympic gold medallist, Mo Farah, has returned this year alongside other athletes made famous during the London 2012 Games, including Jamaican field sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, GB high jumper Robbie Grabarz, and American sprinter Carmelita Jeter.

Britain's Dwain Chambers – one of Europe's fastest sprinters in the history of athletics, is also competing in Birmingham.

Great Britain's Dwain Chambers (centre) during his 100 metre heat Credit: Dave Thompson/PA
Great Britain's Holly Bleasdale after winning the women's pole vault Credit: Dave Thompson/PA
Great Britain's Shara Proctor on her way to winning the women's long jump Credit: Dave Thompson/PA
Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure on her way to winning her women's 60 metre heat Credit: Dave Thompson/PA

Mo Farah in Birmingham

Mo Farah in Birmingham Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will be in Birmingham today as he prepares for the British Athletics Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena (NIA).

He is said to be the country's greatest ever distance runner.


Mo Farah attends Aviva grand prix launch in Birmingham

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Mo Farah performs the 'Mobot' in Birmingham Credit: ITV Central

Double Olympic gold medal winner, Mo Farah, attended the launch of the Birmingham Aviva grand prix today, where he announced that his wife has given birth to twins.

Mo Farah has said that the London 2012 Games and the birth of his twins, has changed his life 'beyond belief.'

Athletes gearing up for tomorrow's day of competing Credit: ITV Central

Tomorrow will be the first competition run that Farah has entered since winning two gold medals at the London 2012 Games, earlier this month.

The Aviva grand prix has sold out of tickets, as Olympic fever continues across Britain.

Other athletes perform the 'Mobot' by Birmingham's Cube Credit: ITV Central
Mo Farah receiving media attention since London Games 2012 Credit: ITV Central


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