Farah bracing himself for 2018 London Marathon

Farah bracing himself for 2018 London Marathon
By Sportsbeat

10/09/2017 at 14:47

Mo Farah cannot wait for his new adventure to begin after the long-distance runner confirmed that he will take to the start line for the 2018 London Marathon next April.

Farah bowed out on the track earlier this year, picking up 10,000m gold and 5,000m silver in the London 2017 World Athletics Championships, to add to his already medal-laden career.

And after pounding the roads of the Great North Run on Sunday, the 34-year-old is turning his full attention to the road – switching the track for the streets of London.

Farah has already shown himself a dab hand at whatever distance, with the weekend's Great North Run victory his fourth in succession – enough for him to make history.

But while 26 miles and 385 yards provides a whole new challenge for the four-time Olympic champion, it is one he is already bursting to get going.

"I can't wait to start a new adventure, starting with the world's greatest marathon," said Farah.

"The London Marathon is my home race and it is so special to me.

"When I decided to concentrate solely on the roads from 2018 I knew that I wanted this to be my first marathon.

"The London Marathon has been a great supporter of me over the years."

This will be Farah's third marathon experience having taken to the London roads in 2013 and 2014, though his final track race in Britain is already in the past having run in the Birmingham Diamond League.

And while 5,000m and 10,000m has been no problem thus far, Farah will bid to become the first male British winner since Eamonn Martin in 1993.

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