Mo Farah: nominated for the Laureus Sports Person of the Year Award; his best performances are in Birmingham

Britain’s most decorated athlete, Mo Farah, was on Tuesday nominated for the 2018 Laureus World Sportsman of the year Award.

Most of the Double Olympic and six-time European Champion’s record performances have been recorded at races in Birmingham.

Five out of Farah’s 13 events in the UK where he broke records, indoor and outdoor, were recorded in Birmingham. The rest are dotted at athletics venues in and outside the UK.

Birmingham Eastside takes you back to the World Champions’ historic events in the city.

Mo Farah have broken more records in Birmingham. Data: Sania Aziz


2017 Birmingham Indoors Grand Prix

Mo Farah ended his indoor athletics career by breaking the European 5,000m record at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

The 34-year-old set a European record of 13 minutes 9.16 seconds.

2016 Diamond League

With two months to the Rio Olympics, Farah broke Dave Moorcroft’s 3,000m British record in the outdoor Championships.

Moorcroft’s record had been unbeaten for 34 years.

With Farah crossing the finish line in seven minutes 32.62 seconds he became the record holder few milliseconds faster than Moorcroft’s 7:32.79.

2015 Birmingham Indoors Grand Prix

Farah smashed his first world record in the two-mile indoor race at the 2015 Birmingham Grand Prix.

He finished the race in eight minutes 3.40 seconds.

2014 Birmingham Outdoors Grand Prix

Farah became the record holder of the 3000m Outdoor Championships after completing the race in a time of 8.07.85sec

2009 Birmingham Indoor GrandPrix

The Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix saw the highlights of the day from Mo Farah’s performance in the 3000m race.

Farah slashed 6.52seconds off the British 3,000 metres record he had set in Glasgow, three weeks earlier.


The World Champion stand a chance of winning the Laureus World Sportsman of the year Award this year after missing out as a nominee in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Commenting on his twitter page, he said he was “excited to be nominated for Laureus.”

“Up against super talented sportsmen though so happy to have been voted for. Thanks to everyone who did and looking forward to the results.”


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