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Mo Farah Increasing Training Mileage

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Dec. 11, 2012
  • Updated Dec. 11, 2012 at 11:04 AM UTC
Mo Farah is transitioning to triple-digit weekly mileage. Photo: PhotoRun.net

He will be nearly doubling the distance he covers in a week.

Britain’s top long-distance runner, Mo Farah, who won both gold medals at the 2012 Olympics last August, is making a big change in his training.

According to an article in the Belfast Telegraph, the Somali-born British citizen who is coached by Alberto Salazar is planning to move to 120 miles per week–distance covered by elite marathoners. Farah has typically been running approximately 70 miles a week.

Farah is even planning to run a total of 20 miles on Christmas Day.

“Of course I’ll be running [on Christmas Day]!” he exclaimed in a recent radio interview. “I’m going to run twice, because my rivals will probably only run once, so I’ll have done more than anyone else. I’ll try to get 17 miles in at least. That’s a minimum.”

He continued: “When I come back, my wife cooks a lovely meal – I’ll be making excuses, saying, ‘I’m looking after the kids…’ – and then we’ll just chill out.”

Besides his two Olympic golds, Farah also is the owner of multiple British distance records.

For More: Belfast Telegraph

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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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