Mo Farah to run New Orleans Half Marathon

Shaun Botterill

The recently-named European Athlete of the Year has his sights set on records as he readies to run in NOLA.

Great Britain's Mo Farah, winner of the gold medal in the 10,000m and 5,000m in London -- one of the more impressive Olympic feats ever -- will run on American soil in a couple weeks when he competes in the Rock ‘n' Roll New Orleans Half Marathon on Sunday, February 24.

"I'm excited to be racing at my first Rock ‘n' Roll Half Marathon in New Orleans. I've heard great things about the races and understand that the course is fast and flat. I'm sure that the competition is going to be strong," said Farah, who owns Great Britain's fastest half-marathon performance with a personal best time of 1:00:23, set at the 2011 NYC Half Marathon. "I'm over in Kenya training at the moment and will race in the U.K. over 3,000m before I come to the States."

Farah's best time in the half-marathon is a British-record 1:00:23 he ran in New York in 2011.

New Orleans boasts a flat, fast course -- Berhane Adere's then-record of 1:0752 was accomplished in 2010's inaugural race.

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via runrocknroll.competitor.com

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