Mo Farah to lead British charge in Moscow

Farah's status as Britain's greatest distance runner was cemented when he claimed his two titles in the Olympic Stadium last year.

updated: August 07, 2013 08:13 IST
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London: Mo Farah will lead Britain's bid for World Championships glory as the star of one of the strongest teams ever to represent the United Kingdom, according to UK Athletics performance director Neil Black.

Farah will start his World Championship campaign in Moscow on Saturday by trying to win the 10,000 metres title that eluded him in Daegu two years ago when he was beaten by Ethiopian's Ibrahim Jeilan in a tense sprint finish.

Farah will then return to the Luzhniki Stadium, scene of the 1980 Olympic triumphs of legendary Britons Allan Wells, Sebastian Coe, Steve Ovett and Daley Thompson, to defend his world 5,000m title.

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