September 10, (THEWILL) – British long-distance running legend, Mo Farah, brought the curtain down on his illustrious career at Sunday’s Great North Run half-marathon in Newcastle. Farah, wearing a bib with ‘Sir Mo’ printed on it, crossed the line in fourth place with a time of 1:03:28. THEWILL recalls that Farah has won the Great North Run a record six times over the years, often competing shortly after returning from the Olympics and World Championships. The 2023 race was won by Ethiopian Tamirat Tola in 59:58, making up for his disappointing marathon earlier this year. The running legend was born in Somalia and revealed in 2022 that he was trafficked to the UK aged nine and forced to work as a servant.
Source: Ethiopian News September 10, 2023 14:47 UTC