Monday February 18, 2013
Farah triumphs and now aims for half-marathon
BIRMINGHAM: Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah delighted home fans by winning the 3,000m at the IAAF indoor meeting in Birmingham on Saturday.
Farah’s success came shortly after he’d announced his plan to run just half of this year’s London Marathon before attempting the full course in 2014. The 29-year-old Farah, who won both the 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals at London 2012 could, in the opinion of coach Alberto Salazar, compete in the marathon at the 2016 Games in Rio.
Farah plans to run in a half-marathon in New Orleans next weekend - a step up in distance after he won Saturday’s 3,000m in Birmingham in a time of in seven minutes 42 seconds.
“I think practice will make perfect,” said Farah. “The more practice you can do you can get it right.