Athletics: Farah can raise spirits – Black

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British Athletics’ performance director Neil Black believes if Mo Farah wins gold on opening day of World Championships it will have a huge impact on rest of the team.

Farah will take part in the 10,000m and 5,000m at the Championships in Moscow Russia as he looks to add to his double triumph at the London 2012 Olympics.

The Brit was one of a number of athletes who competed on ‘Super Saturday’ in the London Olympic stadium last summer and Black is hopeful that he can once again help to inspire the rest of team GB.

The 30-year-old is looking to try and avenge his second-place finish at the 2011 World Championships which saw Ethiopia’s Ibrahim Jeilan take the victory in the home straight.

Black has refused to set a medal target for the championships as the team is going through a transition period in the build-up to the Rio Olympics in 2016 and World Championships the year after.

However, Black is full of confidence in Farah, saying: “He expects to win.

“He’s very aware, thoroughly prepared and so confident.

“He’s done everything he possibly can, so it’s massive for him, massive for us and it’d be a bit of a surprise if he didn’t win.”

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