Sir Mo Farah announces return to track with record attempt

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Sir Mo Farah returns to the track in September for the first time since 2017 in a bid to break the men's world record for distance covered in one-hour.

The 37-year-old, Olympic champion, will aim to better Haile Gebrselassie's record of 21.285km. European 10,000m silver medallist Bashir Abdi will line up against Farah in the record attempt at the AG Memorial Van Damme meeting in Brussels.

The one-hour running challenge is where athletes try to cover as much distance as possible within one hour and is comparable to running a half marathon in less than 60 minutes, which Farah has done on several occasions.

Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh and Birhane Dibaba will go for the women's record. That mark of 18.517km was set by Dire Tune in 2008.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Britain's world heptathlon champion, will look to finish higher than Olympic champion Nafi Thiam once again when they compete in an athletics  'triathlon' contest featuring 100m hurdles, shot put and high jump.