Farah Makes Plans To Dominate The Sport

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Oct. 2, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 2, 2012 at 9:19 AM UTC
Mo Farah owns two Olympic gold medals. Photo:

He wants to become the next Kenenisa Bekele.

Mo Farah is on a mission. Farah’s goal to become the next Kenenisa Bekele–completely owning the distance events for years to come.

Farah is just 29 years old and has at least one more Olympic cycle to make this dream come true.

“I do believe I can dominate like Bekele did if I stay as motivated and hungry as I am, keep my feet on the ground and don’t get distracted by what’s going on around me,” Farah said. “That’s what great athletes do. That’s what I need to do. Motivation after the Olympics? It won’t be a problem, not at all.”

Along the lines of motivation, Farah hasn’t ruled out tackling the marathon next spring in London.

In other Farah news, the Olympic gold medalist has been commenting as of late on the state of inactivity with today’s generation of children.

“As a parent, a message as strong as this really touches you,” said Farah of a recent finding by the Young Foundation that states that physical inactivity could shorten the live span of children. “I have twin five-week old daughters.

For More: The Telegraph


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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