Mo Farah’s hopes of finishing his track career at the Tokyo Games were a big blow. (Photo of the file)© AFP
Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah’s hopes of finishing his career at the Tokyo Games were hit hard when he surpassed Birmingham’s 10,000-meter qualifying mark on Saturday. The 38-year-old woman finished eighth, behind Britain’s Marc Scott, in the European Cup, which doubled the British Olympic test. In the first race that Farah did in that distance for four years, it took him 22 seconds to finish 27 minutes to qualify for the Games, which begin on July 23rd.
He blamed the shoe injury on a poor showing that prevented him from training for the past two weeks.
“I’m a four-time Olympic champion, but that doesn’t mean anything. You have to get out of every race and mix it up with the best and give it a chance,” Farah said.
“I’ve had a rumor since I came back from training. It’s disappointing because I’ve done a good job in Flagstaff, Arizona. If you had asked me two weeks ago, it would have been very different.
“It came up all of a sudden. I had some treatments and then I came back, it really turned on. Actually, this is the first part. I’ve been on the track for the last two weeks. It’s not ideal.”
He has another three weeks to qualify and could also focus on winning the gold in the 5,000 meters in London in 2012 and Rio 2016.
Since going from the track to the Marathon a confusing sequence of results convinced Farah to give the final blast to the skin they enjoyed in her Greatest Moments.
However, he may lose that last goodbye, even if the games have concerns about Japanese coronavirus infection rates.
Topics mentioned in this article
Be Updated with all the Latest Sports News