Athletics: Farah's focus set to switch to marathon
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's Mo Farah indicated on Saturday he might compete in the marathon at the 2016 Olympics in Rio rather than defend the 5,000 and 10,000 metres titles he won at last year's London Games.
Farah is set to run in both the 5,000 and 10,000m at next month's World Championships in Moscow but will then turn his attention to the marathon for the remainder of the 2013 season.
The 30-year-old Farah, after showing his form with a comfortable 3,000m win in the London Anniversary Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday told Sky Sports that Moscow would mark the end of his track running programme this year.
"For me, this will be it. No more on the track. I'll be doing the Great North Run half-marathon (in September) and then I'll take a break, hopefully somewhere nice, and then get ready for the marathon."