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Mo Farah Had Some Comical Water Bottle Troubles During London Marathon

Mo Farah Had Some Comical Water Bottle Troubles During London Marathon

Mo Farah finished third in his second ever London Marathon on Sunday morning.

Farah broke Steve Jones’s British record of 2:07:13 - one of his main stated targets going into the race. The four-time Olympic gold medalist ran 2:06:21 to beat Jones's 33-year-old mark. Though, he failed to break the European record.

It was a race not without troubles for the 35-year-old. On a warm day in London - one on which hydration was of huge importance to athletes - Farah twice managed to make comical errors at water stations.

Around the 10km mark, he was initially unable to find his bottle. He then picked up another runner's bottle, throwing it to the ground when upon realising it was not his. Farah continued the race carrying what Paula Radliffe stated was not his bottle.

On commentary for the BBC, Radcliffe explained that runners would have been told before the race exactly where their bottle was going to be located.

 

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There were further troubles again as he neared the halfway point when he again picked up another athlete's bottle and panicked when he realised that he had.

 

 

The men's race was won by Eliud Kipchoge while Vivian Cheruiyot won the women's race.

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