Mo Farah Starts Marathon Preparation

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Currently worlds greatest distance runner, Mo Farah, has resumed his training after taking some time off from the season in which he won two World Championship gold medalls.

Mo Farah is now in Portland, Oregon where he is training together with the Nike Oregon Project team and his coach Alberto Salazar.

The last race this season Farah did was the Great North Run in September 15,  where he was narrowly deffeated by Ethiopia's distance running star Kenesia Bekele in the half marathon race. After that Mo Farah took some time of from serious training.


Since there is no major events in 2014 Mo Farah decided to try the 42.2km distance at the London Marathon next spring. The big appearance fee which is estimated at £450,000 is another motivation for the Britt to try the new event.

After the announcement to run the London marathon, many people speculated that Farah could be the first man to break 2 hour barrier, but the Britt turned down the claims 'calling them crazy.' 

If the two hour barrier is not real for Farah then the British Marathon record of 2:07:47 and a win is definitely one of the goals for him.

The London Marathon record stands at 2:04:40 and is set by Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai in 2011.

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