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Mo Farah broke the one-hour record at the Brussels Diamond League meet covering the distance of 21 kilometres and 330 metres. The previous record was 21.285km, which was held by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie the former world marathon record holder (2:03:59) from his 2007 run.
Farah took the record at the same meet as Dutch athlete Sifan Hassan broke the women’s one-hour record.
🚨WORLD RECORD🚨— Wanda Diamond League (@Diamond_League) September 4, 2020
Mo #Farah sets a new WR of 21.330km in the One Hour. #BrusselsDL pic.twitter.com/kPyYTNLReh
The 37-year-old Brit was behind the record by about 10 metres at halfway but gradually increased the tempo after the pacer dropped.
Farah said, “That’s incredible, I am very happy to break the world record today. Me and Bashir Abdi worked together. I am so pleased for him and for myself and what an amazing way to do it and show the people what is possible.”