Farah gets first win of the year at Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix

  • Mo Farah wins the 3000m
  • Win also for Sean Safo-Antwi in the men’s 60m
  • Second place finishes for Laura Muir (800m) and Seren Bundy Davies (400m)
  • Dina Asher-Smith sixth in the women’s 60m

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – Mo Farah and Sean Safo-Antwi were Brit winners at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

Farah battled his way to his first win of the year in Glasgow, as he outkicked Kenya’s Augustine Choge in the 3000m, winning in 7m 39.55s. Farah confirmed he would be missing the World Indoor Championships in Oregon next month admitted that it might not have been the smartest finishing.

As reported by the BBC, he said: “It was a kind of a messy race, at the beginning it was quick but I knew from 2k we were down so I was just trying to win the race in front of the home crowd.”

Safo-Antwi won a very tight men’s 60m where three Brits finished in the top four. Safo-Antwi won in 6.56s, with Richard Kilty second (6.57) and Adam Gemili fourth in 6.62. Earlier in the eats track veteran and former World 100m champion Kim Collins has looked in impressive form, but sadly had to be wheeled off by medics after the 40-year-old pulled up with a hamstring injury.

There were second placings for home crowd favourite Laura Muir and Wales’ Seren Bundy Davis in the 800m and 400m respectively. Muir was being roared home by the Scottish crowd, but could not quite catch up to Canada’s Melissa Bishop, who set a stadium record of 2:00.19 while Muir finished in 2:00.70.

Bundy Davies closed in behind Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson who won in 52.05 with Bundy Davies recording 52.10.

Tiffany Porter came third in the women’s 60m hurdles, and in the men’s 400m Jarryd Dunn notched up a new indoor personal best as he finished third, 46.67.

Dina Asher-Smith felt she had plenty to go and work on, after finishing sixth behind European indoor 60m champion and the 200m World champion Dafne Schippers. Asher-Smith, who took Kathy Cook’s 31-year-old British record when she finished fifth at the World Championships last year told the BBC:

“It was not good. In fact it was really bad. I didn’t feel like my transition was any good so I’ve got a lot to work on.”

In the field there was a British 1-2-3 in the women’s long jump with Lorraine Ugen winning with 6.80m ahead of World silver medallist Shara Proctor  and Jazmin Sawyers.

The Indoor British Championships will take place in Sheffield on 27-28 February.

 

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