Mo Farah to run in the 2019 London Marathon

Mo Farah has confirmed that he will run in the 2019 London Marathon as part of his preparations for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

Farah in his first year as a dedicated marathon runner finished third in London in April and followed that up with his first win at marathon distance in Chicago in October.

In Chicago,  the four-time Olympic gold medalist won in a time of 2:05:11 and set a new European record.

“I’ve often said how racing in London is very special to me and the London Marathon gives me the chance to run in front of my fans, on my home roads, where the atmosphere is like nothing else,” said Farah.

“I feel I have made great strides in the past year, finishing third in London in April, and winning my first major marathon in Chicago in October. That and breaking both the British and European records has given me the confidence that I can compete against the best marathon runners in the world.

“London always puts together a world-class field and I expect that will be exactly the same in 2019 and I can’t wait for the challenge.”

The 2019 London Marathon takes place on Sunday 28 April.