Mo Farah set a new European record after battling to victory over Micah Kemboi Kogo in the Lisbon half marathon on 22 March.

Double Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion Farah finished the race ahead of the Kenyan and Stephen Kibet to post an extremely impressive time of 59 minutes and 32 seconds.

Such an effort was enough to beat the previous record, set by Fabian Roncero back in 2001, and also saw the 32-year-old become the first British athlete to finish the distance in under an hour.

Farah lost his balance and tumbled to the tarmac after completing the race, yet the fall evidently did not dampen his enthusiasm after another stellar achievement.

"It feels amazing to break the British and European record," he was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

"I got massive support from the crowd which helped but it wasn't easy, the guys made it tough."

Farah, who celebrates his birthday on Monday (23 March), also took to Twitter in a jubilant mood to celebrate another fine weekend that was just a month removed from his world record-breaking two-mile indoor run at the Birmingham Grand Prix.

"Amazing day in the office today...!! European record for Half marathon plus some British records on route!! Thanks everyone...!! #59.32," he said.

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Meanwhile, in the women's race, Rose Chelimo was victorious in a time of 1 hour, 8 minutes and 22 seconds.