Mo Farah earned right to leave the Olympics behind, says Brendan Foster


‘Mo Farah is the expert in Britain at winning gold medals,’ Foster said. ‘He’s won 10 global titles on the track and he’s decided it’s enough for him.

‘He’s getting older. He wants to run further — and that means the marathon and half-marathon.

‘Now whether he’s as good at that as he was at the 10,000 metres is another thing. Like everyone, I’m going to wait and see.’

Foster will be the official starter in Newcastle, just weeks after he retired from the BBC commentary box.

Para-athletics star Jonnie Peacock won the T44 100m at the Great North City Games before taking a year off from sport.

The Briton is taking part in Strictly Come Dancing and said: ‘Hopefully I’m a bit more graceful.’

Source: Daily Mail


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