05 October 2011

Farah handed 2011 European award

Farah handed 2011 European award: British athlete Mo Farah caps off successful year as he his awarded the 2011 European Athlete of the Year crown.

Farah, 28, won gold in the 5,000m and silver over 10,000m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Farah was just beaten by Ethiopian Ibrahim Jeilan over the longer distance but recovered to claim 5,000m glory.

It was the first time a European athlete had won a major title at the distance since German Dieter Baumann at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

Mo Farah's medals in 2011

  • European Indoor Championsips, Paris: 3,000m - Gold
  • New York Half-Marathon - Gold
  • World Championships, Daegu: 5,000m - Gold; 10,000m - Silver

After his double success at last year's European Championships, Somalia-born Londoner Farah moved to the United States in a bid to improve his performances even further.

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