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Mo Farah wins big half-marathon and sets sights on Jones marathon record

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Britain’s Mo Farah beat Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru in a sprint finish to win the inaugural ‘Big Half’ race in London – with Callum Hawkins third.

The four-time Olympic champion on the track was racing the 13.1 miles half marathon as part of his preparations for the London Marathon in April.

Farah is attempting to become the first British male winner since 1993.

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Britain’s Charlotte Purdue won the elite women’s race, with Lily Partridge second and Charlotte Archer third.

Farah, who has been training in Ethiopia, won a sprint finish with 2017 London Marathon winner Daniel Wanjiru, of Kenya. Britain’s Callum Hawkins finished third.

The 34-year-old, who is getting to grips with his new career on the road, has yet to make a decision over whether he will run the marathon for Team GB at the 2020 Olympics in Japan.

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