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Mo Farah to kick off road career on the streets of London - reports

Farah to kick off road career on the streets of London - reports
By Reuters

20/11/2017 at 12:32Updated 20/11/2017 at 13:32

Mo Farah will start his career as a full-time road runner by taking part in a London half marathon early next year before tackling the full distance around the British capital in April, according to The Times.

The 34-year-old Briton, a quadruple Olympic and six-time world champion, competed in his final track race in August and announced he plans to compete in his third London Marathon on April 22.

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The half marathon, named The Big Half, will be held on March 4 and is expected to be Farah's first event since replacing his controversial coach Alberto Salazar with Gary Lough.

Farah holds the British record for a number of distances, including the half marathon, and will be aiming to lower Steve Jones' current British marathon mark of two hours, seven minutes and 13 seconds.

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