Mo Farah at the peak of his powers for double repeat

Last Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 09:17

London: As double Olympic champion Mo Farah knows he is there to be shot at. But such is his self-belief that it will take someone and something special to scupper the Briton`s bid to repeat the feat at the world championships in Moscow.

His London triumphs last year when the Somali-born runner stormed to 5,000 and 10,000 metres glory put Farah firmly among the sport`s superstars - his `Mobot` now as recognisable as Usain Bolt`s `archer` celebration.

After joining Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts, Lasse Viren, Miruts Yifter and Kenenisa Bekele as the only athletes to complete the 5 and 10k double in the post-war period, Farah is at the peak of his powers.

"The hardest is being at the top because when you are at the top everybody wants to knock you down. So many guys want to get you," Farah said recently.

"They are going to have to come up with something, it`s exciting, they are testing me out. The 10k is more exciting than the 5k... I have to keep my feet on the ground.

Farah credits his coach, former marathon world record holder Alberto Salazar, with turning him into a winner.

After joining Emil Zatopek, Vladimir Kuts, Lasse Viren, Miruts Yifter and Kenenisa Bekele as the only athletes to complete the 5 and 10k double in the post-war period, Farah is at the peak of his powers.

"The hardest is being at the top because when you are at the top everybody wants to knock you down. So many guys want to get you," Farah said recently.

"They are going to have to come up with something, it`s exciting, they are testing me out. The 10k is more exciting than the 5k... I have to keep my feet on the ground.

Farah credits his coach, former marathon world record holder Alberto Salazar, with turning him into a winner.

Reuters



First Published: Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 09:17

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