Think you have a shot against Mo Farah?
BBC Sport posted a video on Aug. 12, entitled “How Mo could YOU go?” featuring runners going up against the pace of the four-time Olympic champion. The video has been seen worldwide with more than 5.6 million views.
“Don’t try this at home,” sports scientist Carl Evans says introducing the segment. Strapped in with a harness just in case the pace is too much, runners try their best to keep up with Farah, who has lifetime bests over 5,000m and 10,000m of 12:53.11 and 26:46.57. For the 5,000m, his pace is a tad faster than 62 seconds per 400m.
Runners last anywhere from 5 second to a minute when the treadmill speed is set at “Mo Farah.”