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Farah wins final indoor race of career in European record

February 18, 2017
Britain's Mo Farah wins the 5000m during the Indoor Grand Prix at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England, Saturday Feb. 18, 2017. (David Davies/PA via AP)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Mo Farah marked the final indoor race of his career by breaking his own European record over 5,000 meters in a win at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday.

The four-time Olympic champion won in 13 minutes, 9.16 seconds, beating Bahrain’s Albert Rop in a sprint for the line.

The 33-year-old Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after the athletics world championship in London in August.

“I can’t quite believe it is my last race but I have had a great indoor career,” Farah said. “It is something that must come to an end. It is weird thinking about it and saying goodbye.”