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Mo Farah Moving Up To The Marathon In 2013

He first wants to medal on the track at the 2012 Olympics.

In less than two years, Mo Farah will be leaving the track and hitting the roads. Photo: Getty Images

He first wants to medal on the track at the 2012 Olympics.

Even though one of Britain’s greatest long-distance runners, Mo Farah, is tearing up the track, he’s recently been talking about his final years running around it. In an article posted on the British Web site Sports Beat, the Somali-born Farah, who is coached by American Alberto Salazar, has said that after 2012 he will focus on the marathon.

“I don’t know if some people leave it too late – it just depends on what you can do with the body and whether you can stay injury free,” said Farah. “You have to keep progressing – the way I see it is that if you’re not getting any faster why not step up, but if you are getting faster then stay where you are.”

Marathon aside, Farah is currently focused on winning a medal on the track in front of a hometown crowd at the London Olympics next year. If he is to do so, he would be the first British male to medal in a long-distance event in the past 27 years.

For More: Sports Beat