Farah Consulting With Radcliffe About The Marathon

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Mar. 8, 2011

He’s eyeing a 2012 marathon debut.

According to an article posted on the The Sun’s Web site, Britain’s most-capable long-distance runner has been talking to the world record holder in the women’s marathon, Paula Radcliffe. Apparently, Farah–who announced his intentions to move up to the half marathon later this month—is now eyeing the marathon.

Farah, a Somali immigrant, has already trained at Radcliffe’s high-altitude training camp in the French Pyrenees.

“At some point in my career I would like to step up and do the marathon,” says Farah. “Paula is the world-record holder and I look up to her. She’s someone I talk to on a regular basis so I would ask her advice about it.”

However, Farah isn’t planning any marathons any time soon. The earliest he would run one would be 2012. He says by 2013, it’s “definitely achievable.”

The 27-year-old British record holder in practically all the long distance events on the track has recently moved to the United States to train under the guidance of former New York City Marathon champion Alberto Salazar.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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