By James Crook

Mo Farah 170113January 17 - Mo Farah, Britain's London 2012 double Olympic gold medallist, will compete in the UK Athletics British Grand Prix at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena (NIA) next month for his only indoor race of 2013.

The 29-year-old 5,000 metres Olympic, world and European champion will compete in the 3,000m on February 16 following his outstanding performances - in both the 5,000m and 10,000m - on home soil at the Games last summer. 

"I always love running in Birmingham and have fond memories of celebrating my Olympic success with the British fans at Alexander Stadium last August," Farah said.

"I always run well at the NIA.

"I won this meet in 2007, 2009 and 2011 and that's what I'll be aiming to do for next month at the British Athletics Grand Prix."

Farah NIA 170113Mo Farah will compete at the British Grand Prix at the NIA, Birmingham, in February

Farah set a British and European record as he finished second in the two-mile event at the British Grand Prix in Birmingham last year behind Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge.

The Somali-born runner will also be looking to defend his 5,000m title at the IAAF World Championships in August at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and sees the British Grand Prix as an important part of his preparations.

"The big focus this year is the World Championships in Moscow," he said.

"I've had a good winter training block and the British Athletics Grand Prix will be the first time that I compete this year, so I'm looking forward to getting back on the track in front of a home crowd."

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