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Farah to compete at Commonwealth Games

ESPN staff
May 12, 2014
Mo Farah finished eighth in the London Marathon © Getty Images

Mo Farah has announced he will be taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Farah's participation at the event was in doubt after his coach Alberto Salazar last month had advised him not to compete in any more marathons until after the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Farah finished eighth in the London Marathon in April and was not sure whether he would return to the track in Glasgow.

However, the double Olympic and world champion will be competing for Team England after confirming the news on Twitter.

Farah, who won the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012, will be running at a special event in the Diamond League meet on July 12, just 11 days before the Commonwealth Games begin.

But the 31-year-old has not made a decision on which events he will be taking part in.

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