DAEGU: Former double world champion Bernard Lagat said that Mo Farah is the man to beat in the 5,000 metre at the world championships after the British runner’s spectacular rise. Farah, who has the fastest time in the world this year (12 minutes and 53.11 seconds) over the distance, has had a strong season, also breaking the European 10,000 metre record. “He is a different runner right now,” added Lagat, a three-time Olympian, for Kenya in 2000 and 2004 and the United States in 2008. “He’s in good shape and suddenly that’s the guy that everybody thinks Mo Farah, rightly so, he’s the favourite so we will do the best we can.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 27th, 2011.