Farah vows to re­turn af­ter tough de­but

Bubba once again rules the Masters

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MoFarah­hasvowednot­toa­ban­don his marathon am­bi­tions af­ter a chas­ten­ing tran­si­tion from track to road on his com­pet­i­tive de­but over 26.2 miles in Lon­don on Sun­day.

The Bri­ton, who built up an aura of in­vin­ci­bil­ity af­ter win­ning 5 000 and 10 000 me­tre ti­tles at the last Olympics and world cham­pi­onships, said he was dis­ap­pointed to fin­ish eighth, nearly four min­utes be­hind win­ner Wil­son Kip­sang of Kenya.

“I will be back. 100 per cent. I’m not go­ing to fin­ish on a down. I wanted to give it a try,” he said of his de­ci­sion to take on the great­est marathon line-up ever as­sem­bled.

Bubba Wat­son has won his sec­ond Masters in three years, by the com­fort­able mar­gin of three strokes, and the long-hit­ting lefty sounded like he needed to pinch him­self to be­lieve it.

“A guy named Bubba from a small town, born in Pen­sacola, Florida, raised in Bag­dad (Florida), it’s crazy to think that you’ve won,” Wat­son said at the cham­pion’s news con­fer­ence.

“A small-town guy named Bubba now has two green jack­ets. It’s pretty wild.”

MO FARAH

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