Mo Farah runs fastest 10,000m of 2015, then criticises pacemakers

Mo Farah
Mo Farah was more than 17 seconds inside the previous fastest 10,000m time of 2015, set by Paul Tanui
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Coverage: Watch highlights of the Eugene meeting from 13:50-14:50 BST on BBC Two on Sunday 31 May.

Mo Farah set the world's quickest 10,000m time of 2015 at a race in the United States - then blamed pacemakers for not allowing him to go faster.

Farah won in a time of 26 minutes 50.97 seconds at a Diamond League meeting in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday.

The British double Olympic champion was frustrated despite finishing 0.89secs ahead of Kenya's Paul Tanui.

"I was trying to push the pacemakers along. It was hard, leading out myself," Farah told BBC Radio 5 live.

"Paul and I worked well together, but it wasn't enough. I will give it another shot to go for a faster time."

Tanui's fellow Kenyan Geoffrey Kipsang finished third in the race.

Farah, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012, was more than four seconds outside his personal best.

He said: "My training's been going pretty well, so I knew that if it came down to the kick towards the end, I was going to win that race.

"But at the same time, I wanted to run fast."

Farah, a keen Arsenal fan, said he would be watching on television when they faced Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

"I'm going to watch the game in my hotel," he said. "Good luck to the boys. The one thing I always say to motivate myself is: 'Go hard or go home.'"

Asked if he had any words for Aston Villa's fans, Farah laughed: "Sorry guys."

Fellow Briton Lorraine Ugen finished third in the long jump with a leap of 6.89m, as compatriot Shara Proctor was fourth with 6.70m.

Tianna Bartoletta, of the United States, won the event with a jump of 7.11m.

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