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Mo Farah says he is “fully focused” on the London Marathon next year and has dropped a big hint he will not take part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a result.
The Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion will step up his training in the upcoming few months for next spring’s London showpiece and he says all plans for after that are uncertain at the moment.
The eagerly-awaited Glasgow Games, which will be staged in the last week of July and first week of August next summer, are not currently on the Great Britain star’s planned schedule as the marathon is his priority.
When asked if he would be in Glasgow next year, Farah replied: “I don’t know. It just depends how I come off that marathon.
“My aim is to do the London marathon and that is what I am fully focused on.
“It’s a bonus if I do it (the Commonwealth Games), but it is not on my list. I’ve got to come off the marathon healthy and then I’d make a decision. You’ve just got to choose one race,” he added.
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old has also described the chance of him breaking the two-hour barrier in the marathon as “crazy”, with the current world record standing at two hours three minutes and 23 seconds.
Farah said: “It’s pretty crazy to say that in my first ever marathon I’m going to shave three minutes off. If you look at the world record it’s slowly been broken before, from 2:04, 2:03. To say I’m going to shave that off is completely crazy.”