He hopes to beat the great Kenenisa Bekele.
Even though he’s been tearing up the track in the 5,000 meters so far this summer, Britain’s best hope for a male distance medal at the World Championships later this month, Mo Farah, says he’s going for the 10,000m there.
Technically, the Somali-born Farah could double in both the 5000m and the 10,000m events, but he made his intentions known in an article in The Guardian on Sunday. “I’m definitely going to concentrate on one event and put all my eggs in one basket and that is the 10K,” he said, “but we’ll see how it goes.”
Farah has some stiff competition awaiting him in this event in Daegu, South Korea–namely, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, who is hoping to defend his 10,000m title.
Still, Farah believes he’s got a shot at gold. “I think there’s definitely a good chance,” said Farah. “It’s nice to have that confidence but running in championships and running fast times are very different. Bekele is a different class. He’s run 12:37 [for 5K] so he’s at a completely different level. But at the same time it would be nice to race someone who is so good.”
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