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Farah Dismisses Sub-2-Hour Marathon

  • By Competitor.com
  • Published Oct. 15, 2013
  • Updated Oct. 15, 2013 at 9:26 AM UTC
Mo Farah will make his marathon debut in London next year. Photo: www.photorun.net

He doesn’t think it’s possible, at least at the moment.

Next April, double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah is going to move up in distance. The Somali-born British citizen will be debuting in the marathon at the London Marathon and has recently spoken about the time he hopes to run there.

“For me to say I can run under two hours is ridiculous,” he said. “My goals are to run the London Marathon and do the best that I can.”

A lot has been said about Farah’s chances of somehow going under 2 hours for the distance. At the Berlin Marathon last month, Wilson Kipsang shaved 15 seconds off the world best, clocking 2:03:23.

“I think in years to come it is doable but not in the first marathon,” said Farah of going under two hours for the 26.2 miles. ”I enjoy my athletics and I want to take it as far as I can.”

Farah is currently coached by former Boston and New York City Marathon champion Alberto Salazar. He lives and trains in Portland, Ore.

For More: BBC

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