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Coach tells Mo Farah to stick to track

DISAPPOINTMENT: Farah after he finishes eighth in the London Marathon (PA)

MO FARAH’S coach has advised the distance runner to call it quits in marathon running until he has defended his 5,000m and 10,000 Olympic titles at the Rio Games in 2016.

Alberto Salazar, who trains the 31-year-old Team GB star, told the Telegraph: “Let's stick with what he's best at in the world through Rio.

“This was a good year to experiment, because there are no World Championships.

“Now Mo has a full year to get back in track shape for the World Championships and another year to go until Rio.”

Farah took part in his first competitive marathon at the London race earlier this month, but disappointed in the 26.2-mile event with an eighth place finish.

On the subject of Farah competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer, Salazar said: “He's thinking about it seriously. He hasn't committed but he's open to the idea.”

Before the London Marathon, Farah’s main competitors, including the likes of eventual winner Wilson Kipsang, questioned the logic of the British star running marathons when he has been so successful on the track.

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