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Farah Dismisses Sub-2-Hour Marathon

He doesn't think it's possible, at least at the moment.

He doesn’t think it’s possible, at least at the moment.

Next April, double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah is going to move up in distance. The Somali-born British citizen will be debuting in the marathon at the London Marathon and has recently spoken about the time he hopes to run there.

“For me to say I can run under two hours is ridiculous,” he said. “My goals are to run the London Marathon and do the best that I can.”

A lot has been said about Farah’s chances of somehow going under 2 hours for the distance. At the Berlin Marathon last month, Wilson Kipsang shaved 15 seconds off the world best, clocking 2:03:23.

“I think in years to come it is doable but not in the first marathon,” said Farah of going under two hours for the 26.2 miles. “I enjoy my athletics and I want to take it as far as I can.”

Farah is currently coached by former Boston and New York City Marathon champion Alberto Salazar. He lives and trains in Portland, Ore.

For More: BBC