Sir Mo Farah insists ‘this is it’ and that he will retire from athletics after this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo as he aims to achieve a record FIFTH gold medal in the 10,000 meters
Sir Mo Farah will retire from track athletics for good after this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo.
Farah retired from the track in 2017 to focus on marathon running before making a U-turn to go for fifth Olympic gold in Tokyo.
Sir Mo Farah urges him to stop track events after Tokyo Olympics
Farah, 38, wants to qualify for the 10,000m events in Birmingham on Saturday. He said, ‘This is it for the job. I know I’ve said that before, but I mean it.’
No Olympian has ever won five gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Farah, who did the doubles in London 2012 and Rio 2016 but plans to run only the 10,000m in Tokyo, added: “No one has ever run five. That’s what drives me. I like to make history.’
Farah celebrates after winning the 500m final at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics