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Mo Farah: Britain’s Big Medal Hope At Worlds

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Aug. 8, 2013
  • Updated Aug. 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM UTC
Mo Farah says he's ready to win more hardware at the world championships. Photo: www.photorun.net

He says he’s better than he was when he won two Olympic gold medals last summer.

To run at an elite level, you have to be confident.

British double-Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah isn’t lacking in that department. In fact, according to an article on All Africa.com, the Somali-born runner says that after reviewing the video of his impressive performances on the London track last summer, he’s even better.

This kind of bold statement give his rivals at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Moscow a bit of a shake.

After all, with his impressive double, he is up there with distance-running legends Emil Zatopek and Lasse Viren.

And Farah isn’t just good at the classic distances, he’s shown that he can hold his own all the way down to the 1500m event. Earlier this summer he blazed through the race in 3:28.81 at the Diamond League meet in Monaco.

“I’ve never been this happy in my life,” Farah admits. “I’m enjoying running and doing what I do, instead of thinking that I have to do something.”

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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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