News ID: 91785
Publish Date : 27 June 2021 - 22:00

4-Time Olympic Champion Farah Fails to Qualify for Tokyo 2020

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Mo Farah will not race for a third successive 10,000 meters gold medal in Tokyo this year after he again failed to make the Olympic qualifying time in the British Athletics Championships on Friday - his last realistic chance to do so.
Farah, 38, who also won double Olympic gold in the 5,000m, needed to clock 27 minutes, 28 seconds to make himself available for selection, having fallen 22 seconds short of that target in his last outing at the start of June when he was hampered by an ankle injury.
On Friday he was marginally faster with 27:47.04, but still almost 20 seconds adrift.
Farah, who also has six world titles over 5,000 and 10,000, moved away from the track to concentrate on the marathon for more than three years but returned for another shot at the Olympics over his favorite distance.