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Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins to contest half-marathon in new London Event

Farah and Hawkins to contest half-marathon in new London Event

21/11/2017 at 11:21Updated 21/11/2017 at 12:35

Sir Mo Farah and Callum Hawkins will meet in a new London event to race the half-marathon.

Farah holds the British record for the event, set in March 2015 when he ran 59 minutes 32 seconds.

A month earlier, Hawkins recorded a time of 60 minutes at a Japanese race.

The 34-year-old Farah has turned his attention to road racing at the expense of track events, where he made his name.

Hawkins said he was looking forward to the competition:

"I've made no secret of the fact that I love testing myself against the very best athletes in the world and they don't come any better than Mo."

Farah is using the new event, to take place on 4 March 2018, as part of his training for April's London Marathon:

"It will be an ideal preparation race for me for the London Marathon six weeks later."

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