Two-time champion is back at the event for the first time since 2019
British distance running legend Sir Mo Farah has confirmed he will race at The Big Half on Sunday 4 September – returning to the event for the first time since 2019.
The multiple Olympic and world champion has won the race on two occasions, in 2018 and 2019, and will return to the streets of London looking to become the first athlete to win the event three times.
Farah has also confirmed he’ll be returning to London four weeks later to take part in the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October. It will be the first time he has raced over the full marathon distance since 2019.
Farah said: “The Big Half will be a great way to test my condition and see how my training has been progressing before the TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October. It does seem a long time ago since I last took part in the full marathon in 2019 and I can’t wait to get back out there again, test myself against the best marathon runners in the world and enjoy that buzz and amazing atmosphere London creates on Marathon Day.
Farah has raced the London Marathon on three occasions. He finished eighth on his debut in 2014 (2:08:21), third in 2018 (2:06:21) and fifth in 2019 (2:05:39). His personal best and British record of 2:05:11 was set when he won the Chicago Marathon in 2018.
He has won The Big Half twice, in 2018 and 2019 and is the most successful track athlete in British history with a haul of four Olympic and six World Championship gold medals.