Sir Mo Farah insists ‘this is it’ and that he will retire from track athletics after this summer’s Tokyo Olympics as he targets a record FIFTH gold medal while competing in the 10,000m
Sir Mo Farah will retire from track athletics for good after this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
Farah quit the track in 2017 to concentrate on marathon running before performing a U-turn to go for a fifth Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Sir Mo Farah insists that he will retire from track events after the Tokyo Olympics
Farah, 38, is looking to seal qualification for the Games at the 10,000 metres trials in Birmingham on Saturday. He said: ‘This is it for the track. I know I’ve said that before, but I mean it.’
No Olympian has ever won five gold medals over 5,000m and 10,000m. Farah, who did the double at London 2012 and Rio 2016 but plans to just run the 10,000m in Tokyo, added: ‘No one’s ever done five. That’s what drives me. I love to make history.’
Farah celebrates after winning the 500 metres final at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016