London 2012: Mo Farah impresses at Diamond League in Eugene

Mo Farah ran a world-leading time for the 5,000m as he claimed a Diamond League victory at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene

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Mo Farah ran the 5,000m in 12:56.98 on Saturday Photo: Erik van Leeuwen

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Mo Farah may be undecided about whether he will look to secure a world and Olympic double over 5,000m – but his current form is certainly encouraging.

Farah says his London 2012 focus is trained firmly on the 10,000m, with heats of the 5,000m following several days later on the Games schedule.

However, he clocked a world-leading and meeting record 12:56.98 to win over the distance at the IAAF Diamond League in Eugene.

Farah, who won the Bupa 10,000 in London last weekend, kicked clear of Kenya’s Isaiah Koech and American training partner Galen Rupp to claim victory.

Elsewhere, Shara Proctor produced a personal best 6.84 metre leap to win the women’s long jump.

Anguillan-born Proctor, who won her first senior medal for Britain with a bronze at the World Indoors, is now just six centimetres short of Bev Finch’s 29-year old British record, set at the first-ever World Championships in Helsinki.

While British rising stars Lawrence Clarke and Andy Pozzi are impressing over 110m hurdles this season, world bronze medallist Andy Turner is still struggling.

Turner, who has admitted his Olympic dream may be shattered by an untimely recurrence of a tendon injury, finished last in Eugene in 13.46 seconds.

© Sportsbeat 2012

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