Mo stays re­al­is­tic

The Courier-Mail - - SPORT -

BRI­TISH athletics great Mo Farah ad­mit­ted yes­ter­day he faces an up­hill task to win the Lon­don marathon on Mon­day (Qld time), with the likes of two-time win­ner Eliud Kip­choge in the field but says he will fight for a podium place. The 35-year-old So­ma­lia-born run­ner – who twice achieved the 5000m10,000m Olympic dou­ble – said one bonus for his third at­tempt is that he no longer has to think about con­serv­ing en­ergy for a track cam­paign.

Farah, who stopped at the halfway point in the 2013 race and fin­ished eighth in 2014, re­tired from the track at the end of last sea­son.

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