British long distance runner and Member of the British Empire (MBE), Mo Farah has hinted that the London Marathon slated for April 2023 will possibly be his last home outing on the tracks as he plans to say “goodbye” to the sport.
The four-time Olympic champion, who is originally from Somalia, says he will take the final moments of his career “one race at a time.”
Farah has confirmed his participation at the April 23 race which will see the 10,000m debut of Commonwealth Games champion, Eilish McColgan.
“Without the fans, I don’t think I would have ever achieved what I have,” Farah noted.
“It’s just nice to say goodbye and I think it will be quite emotional.
Both Farah and McColgan were due to run in 2022 but had to pull out because of fitness problems.
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The London Marathon will return to its pre-pandemic spring slot for the first time in three years.
A hip injury prevented Farah who turns 40 in March, from taking part in last year’s event and this will be his first full marathon since 2019, where he came fifth.
“It has been an amazing career and, for me, to take part in London Marathon is a big deal,” Farah who will be making his fourth appearance at the race told the BBC.
The London Marathon is one of the most prestigious track events in the Athletics Federation’s calendar.