The Englishman returned to competition after six months and managed to celebrate for the first time in 2021. After six months of absence from competition, Mo Farah returned in the best way, with a victory. The Englishman won the first edition of the Djibouti international half marathon.
At 37 years old, the last time he had been part of a race was in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, six months ago, when he also won.
The ten-time world gold medalist prevailed with a mark of 63 minutes and 7 seconds.
In 2021, his main focus will be defending his 10,000-meter Olympic title in Tokyo.
His training partner, Bashir Abdi, finished second, four seconds apart, but nearly a minute ahead of third-placed local athlete Moumin Bouh.
Sweden’s David Nilsson (64.06) and the Djiboutian duo of Jamal Dirieh (64.22) and Mouhyadin Abdi Waisss completed the top six.