Mo Farah To End Career Next Month

Britain's Mo Farah crosses the line to win the men's 3000m race during the Diamond League athletics meet at the Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Saturday, July 27, 2013. The athletics meet marks the anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

World and Olympic champion, Sir Mo Farah, has decided to end his incredible track career at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich next month.

34-year-old Farah, who had earlier decided to quit the track after participating in next month’s world championships in London to focus on marathon, will now run in the 3,000-metres race at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on August 20th and also the 5,000-meters in Zurich on 24th of August.

The organisers of the Zurich meeting announced: “Prior to switching to longer distances and the road, Mo Farah plans to return to Zurich for a farewell appearance,”

“Letzigrund Stadium is where he broke the 13-minute barrier in the men’s 5,000m as the first British athlete in 2010, and it is where he was crowned double European champion four years later.”

“Now, he plans to bid the track farewell in the legendary arena.”

Considered as one of British greatest athlete, Somali born Farah has not been beaten at any major track event since the World Indoor Championship in Istanbul five years ago.