14th November 2014
Farah To Compete In Birmingham At Sainsbury's Indoor Grand Prix
14 November 2014
Double Olympic, world and European champion Mo Farah (coach: Alberto Salazar) has confirmed that he will compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix at the Barclaycard Arena on 21 February 2015.
Farah, who replicated his feat from the London 2012 Olympics and 2013 IAAF World Championships by winning 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the European Championships in Zurich this summer, will compete at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix for the seventh time.
Having been victorious four times at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix previously, Farah is excited to compete at what is regarded as the best indoor athletics meeting in the world.
Farah said: “I’m really looking forward to competing at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix. It is without doubt one of the best indoor events in the world and I’ve got great memories of setting three British records here over the years.
“My last track race was in Birmingham in August at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix where I finished my track year with a win over 2 miles, so it would be great to start 2015 in the same way in front of the amazing crowd.
“It’s set to be an amazing event and it will be great to see where my fitness is at. 2015 is a big year for me as I’ll be defending my 5,000m and 10,000m world championship titles. It would be great to get the year off to a strong start and put on a good show for the athletics fans in Birmingham.”
British Athletics’ Major Events Director Cherry Alexander said: “Mo is one of our greatest ever athletes and we’re delighted that he will be competing once again at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix. It is athletes like Mo that make this the best indoor athletics event in the world and this year’s event will yet again be one of the highlights of the indoor season.”
Tara Hewitt, Sainsbury’s Head of Sponsorship added: “We’re proud to host Mo’s return to the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix. Make sure you don’t miss out as he’ll no doubt draw a crowd and have everyone cheering along.”
For tickets to the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix visit http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/2015_Indoor_Athletics/