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Published On: Mon, Sep 14th, 2020

Farah wins Antrim Coast Half Marathon, misses British record

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Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah won the Antrim Coast Half Marathon held on Northern Ireland’s scenic coastline.
Farah followed up last week’s one-hour world record run in Brussels on his return to the track with another impressive display at the weekend.
He stretched clear in the closing stages of the race to claim victory in one hour 27 seconds.
The 37-year-old finished 12 seconds ahead of Marc Scott, with Ben Connor a further 16 seconds back in third.
Belfast’s Stephen Scullion thrilled the home fans with a superb race in fourth, posting a Northern Ireland record of 61:08.
Tommy Hughes broke the over-60s world record by four seconds as he finished in 71:26.
The race began in perfect conditions in Larne as the competitors enjoyed good running conditions.
It was hoped Farah could eclipse his own British half marathon record of 59:32, but he had to settle for the win against a high-class field.
At the start Scullion was at the head of proceedings alongside Farah and they went through the two-mile mark at about 9mins 35secs.

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