Mo Farah gets his 2015 season underway in Birmingham

Farah BirminghamHome star Mo Farah will definitely be the star attraction at the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix, the fifth and final IAAF Indoor Permit meeting of the season, in Birmingham on Saturday (21).

The last time the world saw Farah in track action was in the same city at the IAAF Diamond League in August last year.

The reigning Olympic, world and European 5000m and 10,000m champion finished a summer campaign abbreviated by illness and injury by smashing Steve Ovett’s 36-year-old European outdoor two mile best with a time of 8:07.85.

Six months on, as Farah prepares to contest his first race of 2015, the watching world must be wondering whether he can again turn the clock back – and in another two mile race in Britain’s second city, this time indoors in the Barclaycard Arena.

Birmingham’s indoor meeting has become renowned over the years for its clock-chasing feats, with world records and world bests by Haile Gebrselassie (three), Kenenisa Bekele (four), Wilson Kipketer, Gabriella Szabo and only last year Genzebe Dibaba ran a two mile best.

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