A Relaxed Farah Unsure Of Marathon Future

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 2, 2012
Mo Farah will take on the marathon, but when? Photo:

He remains uncertain when he will tackle the 26.2-mile race.

Despite the comments of his coach earlier this week, Mo Farah isn’t quite sure what he will be doing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The double gold medalist in the 10,000m and 5,000m in August may move up in the marathon, but hasn’t made that decision.

“I don’t know if I’ll aim to retain the two titles,” Farah said. “I don’t know what the plan is.” The Somali-born British citizen will be 33 years old in 2016.

His near-term focus is on the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia.

“As an athlete you want to be able to choose something that you haven’t already achieved,” he admits. “Is it different distances or do you come back and defend your titles? It depends what your coach says. Do I do different distances or do I do the marathon?”

Farah now recalls his time in the lead-up to the Olympic Games. He said his agent ordered him to rest and not chat with his fellow athletes.

From: Ham and High


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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