Mo Farah makes a winning return to Europe | 28.05.2012
|Great Britain's Mo Farah won the Bupa London 10,000m road
race in a time of 29.21.
The 2011 World Championships 5000mgold medallist won the race for the third consecutive year and put him in the right frame of mind ahead of this summer's bigger challenges at the European Athletics Championships and Olympic Games.
"It was good to test my fitness over 10km. I feel I am strong but need to get faster," said Farah, who was always in control during the race before sprinting clear with 200 metres to the line.
"I am definitely pleased with the run. My main aim was to come out and win it, rather than worry about the time. And I did that. I've just got to stay injury-free and stay focused. It's not long to go now," added Farah, who showed no signs of being worried by the surprisingly warm weather in the British capital.
"Training's going well and I've done a good block, so it's going in the right direction. Things are going well and to plan.
"You've just got to get used to the conditions, it could be rainy or really hot [at the Games], so you just make sure you prepare well. The heat can affect you a lot, but everybody has to deal with it. As long as you can get well used to it at training camps it's OK. We'll prepare for all kinds of weather.
"I had a great year last year so I want to be able to repeat that but to do even better. The indoor season was really disappointing, but you know as an athlete you've got to move on; that has happened and my plans were always for the outdoor season rather than the indoor," reflected the man who also won the 2010 European Athletics Championships 5000m and 10,000m gold medals.
Fellow Briton Mara Yamauchi won the women's race in London in 32:52.