World 10000m champion and 5000m silver medalist Mo Farah will headline the Grand Prix Birmingham 3000m race that will be held on Sunday (20) in Alexander Stadium in England.
Farah was seeking a fitting end to his matchless long-distance racing career before moving to marathon running, the 34-year-old Briton’s bid for a fifth straight global 10,000/5000m double was scampered as he had to settle for the silver with the Ethiopian Edris Muktar winning the race with both clocking 13:33.22 and 13:32.79 respectively.
Farah comes to this race with seasons best of 7:35.15 and a PB of 7:32.62 and will have to battle with World Junior silver medallist Davis Kiplangat who shocked many at the London Championships when he became the first Kenyan to be lapped in any race.
Kiplangat told the Kenyan officials that the body became numb due to the weather conditions making him to race the way it happened.
The 20 year-old has a season best of 7:38.33 and hoping to redeem his image as he faces once more Farah but this time in a shorter distance race.
The 2016 European Indoor Championships Adel Mechaal from Spain is another title hope as he carries season best of 7:35.28 being the second fastest time on this lineup.
Germany’s record holder in 3000m and 5000m Andrew Butchart is also lined up for the race as well as the Oceania Youth Championships silver medallist Patrick Tiernan from Australia.
Another Kenyan to watch will be Vincent Kibet who has a PB of 7:50.54.
The race starts at 4:45pm Kenyan time.