Rio 2016: When is the men's 10,000m and is Mo Farah competing?

A look ahead to the men’s 10,000m

Megan Baynes
Monday 01 August 2016 12:49
Everything you need to know about Men's 10,000m final

When is it?

The men’s 10,000m final will be held on Friday 12th August 2016.

What time will it be on?

The race will start at approximately 3:10pm Friday 12th August BST (11:10am local time in Rio).

Where can I watch it live?

BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, the BBC red button and the BBC Sport website will have live coverage of all events at Rio 2016.

Who are the contenders?

Paul Tanui, Bedan Karoki Muchiri and Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor (all representing Kenya), are hoping to beat Mo Farah and bring home the medal to Kenya.

Kamworor finished less than a second behind Farah at the World Athletics Championship last year, shortly followed by Tanui and Karoki.

Any British hopes?

British long-distance runner, Mo Farah is hoping to repeat his performance at London 2012 and take home two more gold medals in both the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m.

Remember when…

In 2012 Mo Farah became the first Briton to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m.

Farah, aka “The Mo-Bot”, ran a near-perfect race and crossed the finish line in 27 minutes 30.42 seconds. His victory ended a run of four successive Ethiopian wins, and stopped Kenenisa Bekele from winning a third consecutive title.

He later called it, ‘the best moment of my life’.

What’s the world record?

26 minutes 17.53 seconds (Kenenisa Bekele, 26th August 2005)

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