Mo Farah athlete of the year
The Briton Mo Farah is the winner of the 2011 edition of the European Athlete of the Year Award presented by Mondo. What is about to end is an outstanding year for him. In February he set the record in Birmingham in the European indoor 5,000 m with 13:10.60; in March, he defended his title on the 3000 meters at the Indoor Athletics Championships in Paris; in June has made the European record in the 10,000 m with 24:46.57, ran in July 5000 on the record of the year m 12:53:11, the second fastest time ever and the European national record. The apex of his extraordinary year was the gold medal in the 5000m at the World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, where he managed to bring to Europe the world title in this discipline after waiting almost twenty years. In second place in the European Athletes of the Year was sprinter Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre and third was another Briton, the 400m hurdles world champion David Greene.