Mo Farah given lifeline for Tokyo Olympics after special race added

  • Hastily arranged 10,000m set for Manchester on 25 June
  • Farah missed qualifying time at UK trials last week

Mo Farah has been given a last-ditch chance to reach the Tokyo Olympics in a hastily arranged invitational 10,000m race at the British Athletics’ Championships in Manchester on 25 June.

Farah, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games, struggled desperately at the UK trials in Birmingham last week where he finished more than 22 seconds outside the qualifying time of 27m 28:00sec.

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Dina Asher-Smith continues winning streak with dominant Florence victory

  • Sprinter races home in 22.06sec for second Diamond League win
  • Laura Muir runs second-best 1500m of career to finish third

First Dina Asher-Smith sent an ominous warning to her Olympic rivals on the track by sauntering to the third-quickest 200m time of her career. Then she did it again with six well-chosen words and a smile: “I definitely have more in me.”

The 25-year-old’s time of 22.06sec in Florence broke a meeting record that had been held for 22 years by Marion Jones. And, for good measure, it was also the second fastest time in the world this year – just 0.03 behind Shaunae Miller-Uibo.

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