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Mo Farah May Run Marathon In 2016

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Oct. 26, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM UTC
Mo Farah, marathoner? Photo: PhotoRun.net

He would try for the Olympic double along with the 10,000m.

Britain’s Mo Farah is a dominating force on the track, but will he also dominate the roads?

According to a report posted on the Reuter’s Web site (from a BBC sport interview), the Somali-born double Olympic gold medalist’s answer is yes. His coach, Alberto Salazar, says that Farah is considering doubling at the 2016 Rio Games.

“My guess is he will do a 10-marathon double,” Salazar said. “At Rio, that would be a good shot. We will have a look at the schedule but if the 10 is first, he would go 10,000 and marathon.”

But for now, Farah will be a track man. He is most likely going to stay with the 5000m and 10,000m at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and then move up to the marathon for Rio.

“The way we look at it is pretty simple,” Salazar said. ”He’s the best long-distance runner on the track in the world right now….so why would you go from where you are the best in the world to something completely unknown?”

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com 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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