Farah runs third fastest career 10,000m

Mo Farah

Mo Farah (right) finished ahead of a field including the 2015 Great Manchester Run winner Stephen Sambu

British Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the third quickest time of his career to win the 10,000m at the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon.

Farah who will defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles in Rio, ran 26 minutes 53.71 seconds in his first track race since the 2015 World Championships.

Kenyan William Malel Sitonik came second in 26:54.66 and Ethiopian Tamirat Tola third in 26:57.33.

Farah, 33, trains at the nearby Nike Oregon Project in Beaverton.

He is undefeated at 10,000m since the 2011 World Championships, having won the 5,000m and 10,000m double at the 2013 and 2015 worlds.

The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene is the fourth event in this year’s Diamond League, and Saturday’s action will feature the 100m, including former world champions Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin as well as the quickest man this year Femi Ogunode.

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