Double Olympic and World Champion says it will take time to fulfil his marathon goals
Golden moments may have become almost second nature to Mo Farah during his illustrious track career but he has urged patience in his quest to join the world marathon racing elite.
Farah will devote the first half of 2014 to preparations for the London Marathon as he bids to step up to challenge the likes of Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang, who lowered the world record to 2:03.23 in Berlin in September.
But even for an athlete as extraordinary as the 30 year-old Farah, who this year added two World Championship golds to his 2012 London Olympics double, such an ambition is one that may take time to accomplish.
Farah said: “I don’t think there’s any pressure. I’ve never done a marathon before so it would be nice to go out and do well, but you’ve got to respect it. It will probably take three or four times to get the marathon right.
“I think you get an idea after the first one and you get the feel of it. Every athlete is different – some automatically become good on the track and then go straight into the marathon.