Farah May Miss World Indoor Championships

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 21, 2012
  • Updated Feb. 21, 2012 at 10:41 AM UTC
Mo Farah will consult with Alberto Salazar about the World Indoor Championships. Photo: Sky Sports

He needs to check with his coach, first.

The world 5,000m champion outdoors, Mo Farah of Great Britain, may not be competing at the World Indoor Championships, Sky Sports revealed yesterday.

The indoor meet will be held in March in Istanbul, Turkey. Farah had been expected to compete in the 3000m.

Now things are up in the air.

“I’ll have a chat with my coach,” said Farah, who was defeated in the two-mile race last weekend in Birmingham, England by Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge. “We’ll just see how it goes. I don’t know what he will say.”

Farah is currently coached by former marathon champion Alberto Salazar and is based out of Oregon.

Despite Farah’s loss to Kipchoge, he still went on to break both the British record and the European record for the two-mile event.

“There was nothing guaranteed [before Saturday's race],” admitted Farah. “We said we could go, it just depended how the race went here (in Birmingham), how I felt,” Farah added.

Along with the world gold medal in the outdoor 5000m last year, Farah also took home silver in the 10,000m.

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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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