British Champion and heir apparent to Mo Farah becomes newest face of CurraNZ

British Champion and heir apparent to Mo Farah becomes newest face of CurraNZ
CURRANZ has signed Olympic 5,000m runner and two-time British champion, Tom Farrell, as its newest ambassador.


Farrell, 26, is a leading light in the British long-distance running division and recently approached Health Currancy, after becoming a fan of their drug-tested supplement during 2016, when he represented Britain at the Rio Olympics.
 
Farrell claimed the British Championship titles in 2014 and 2015 and was a World Championship finalist in Beijing two years ago. That achievement, along with his Team GB team place at the Olympics, rate as his career highlights to date.

With the use of blackcurrant extract increasingly deployed as a legal dietary intervention for enhancing performance and recovery in athletes of all levels, Farrell’s signing heralds a milestone for the small business.

Farrell blasted onto the British athletics scene in 2012, when running a British Under-23 5,000m record and achieving a qualifying time for London 2012 Olympics, aged just 21. Unfortunately, a stress fracture three weeks before the trials ruled out the Nike-sponsored athlete from those Games.
 
'I'm confident I can bridge the gap to No1 upon Mo Farah's retirement'

Since his record-making junior career, the US-based athlete has gone from strength to strength in the senior ranks and is officially the third-fastest Brit in history over 3,000m and seventh-fastest over 5,000m.

The Cumbrian has been unlucky to race in an era where the greatest runner of all time, Mo Farah (left) , has dominated his division since 2011.

Farrell’s key targets are the British and World Championships this year and the 2018 World Indoor Championships and Commonwealth Games in Australia.

“Qualifying for major championship events is a ‘given’ goal now. I was ranked second for 5,000m in 2015 and slipped to No3 last year. However, I’m confident I can bridge the gap, and the No1 spot will be all to fight for with Mo due to retire this year.”


Farrell part of a world-class coaching program in Oregon
 
Based with the prestigious Oregon Track Club in the United States, a professional club funded by Nike, Farrell is part of a world-class coaching set-up that he believes will provide him the platform to take his running to the next level.

“I’m fortunate to have, in my opinion, one of the best coaches in the world, Mark Rowland. He won bronze for Britain in the steeplechase at the Seoul Olympics in 1980, and his record still stands today.

“Mark’s coaching accolades are incredible and he has achieved impressive results, from the UK to US, with athletes across all distance ranges.

“We’ve been turning the screw recently and I’ve had a really good run of high-quality, consistent training blocks. I’m now really looking forward to the British trials in July.”

 
'I feel 100% on CurraNZ, it makes a difference for recovery and performance'

Farrell approached CurraNZ to become an ambassador after using the first-to-market blackcurrant extract supplement in his preparations for the Olympics, and wants to continue using the product with his training and racing in 2017.

“Blackcurrant came into play in the lead-up to Rio for recovery and race-day performance. Getting race ready and freshening up before a big event like the Olympics is key – feeling fresh is a rare thing for us athletes because we train so much and you never feel 100%. You’re always tired to some degree.

“However, I used CurraNZ before the Olympics and noticed it made a difference -  you do feel 100% on it and that’s a big factor.

“I’ve noticed that the majority of elites using it are endurance athletes and I had been recommended the product by other key nutritionists and athletes who had a lot of good things to say about it. 

 “I’m really looking forward to building New Zealand blackcurrant into my regular supplement routine now and using it for my big championship events this summer. Plus, it’s a great company and I’m really pleased to join the CurraNZ team.”