Van Commenee hails Farah record

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The Independent Online

Mo Farah's European 10,000 metres record was yesterday described as "truly world class" by the UK's athletics chief Charles van Commenee.

Farah smashed the record in the Prefontaine Classic at the Eugene Diamond League meeting in Oregon on Saturday.

The Londoner's time of 26 minutes 46.57 seconds broke Belgian Mohammed Mourhit's European benchmark of 26:52.30 set in 1999, while also eclipsing Jon Brown's 13-year-old British record of 27:18.14. Farah finished just ahead of Ethiopia's Imane Merga.