Farah’s Marathon Debut To Take Place In 2014

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 27, 2013
  • Updated Feb. 27, 2013 at 11:15 AM UTC
Mo Farah cruised to victory in New Orleans last weekend. Photo:

The double Olympic gold medalist will run it in London.

Alberto Salazar, Mo Farah’s coach, has recently unveiled debut-marathon plans for his athlete. According to an article posted on the Telegraph’s Web site, Farah who has yet to race 26.2 miles, will tackle this distance for the first time at the London Marathon in 2014.

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Apparently, if things do not go well, Farah will have to decide what races to run in Rio in 2016.

“By the time Rio is coming up, Farah has to decide whether he’s going to run the 5K and 10K or the 10K and marathon,”  said Salazar. “He’s just got to make a choice at that point depending on where he thinks his chances of winning two medals are.”

There are certainly big expectations for Farah at this distance. Last weekend, he won the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon in 60 minutes, 59 seconds.

Farah, who is a Somali-born British citizen, currently lives and trains in Portland, Oregon.

For More: 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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