Mo Farah Unsure Of Olympic Dates

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jan. 25, 2012
  • Updated Mar. 22, 2012 at 9:56 PM UTC

He thought they were at the end of August.

Britain’s top male distance runner, Mo Farah, has more than booked his trip to the 2012 Olympic Games. However, the champion in the 5,000m event at last year’s world championships was unsure of exactly when the Olympics were taking place, according to a report in The Mirror.

The story gets even more absurd when it was revealed Farah had to ask the women’s world-record holder in the marathon, Paula Radcliffe, for the dates of the Games. ”I thought the Games were at the end of August. I hadn’t looked at the schedule. I had to ask Paula,” he said.

Farah and Radcliffe are currently training at a high-altitude camp in Iten, Kenya. Both are averaging 130 miles a week.

Farah is enjoying not being recognized while training in the East African country. “There are so many world champions out here that I’m nothing special,” he said. “The local kids run with me but they think my name is Mizuno — because that’s what is written on my shades!”

For More: The Mirror

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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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