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Farah could miss Commonwealth Games

ESPN staff
October 16, 2013
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Mo Farah has revealed that competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is not on his fixture list for next season.

The double Olympic and world champion admitted he wants to wait until he competes in the London Marathon in April before making his final decision.

"Glasgow is a bonus if I do it but it is not on my list," Farah told BBC Radio 5Live. "I've got to come off the marathon healthy and then I'd make a decision."

Farah explained he is using the London Marathon as a test, which he will use to determine whether to compete in the event at the 2016 Olympics.

"It all depends on how London goes. The Olympics is a big one. After London I'll have a chat to my coach," Farah said.

The 30-year-old also hit back at claims that he suggested he could break the two-hour mark in a marathon, stating he does not think the record will drop that low for years.

"It's pretty crazy to say that in my first ever marathon I'm going to shave three minutes off," Farah said. "If you look at the world record it's slowly been broken before, from two hours four minutes to two hours three minutes. To say I'm going to shave that off is completely crazy.

"I don't think two hours is going to be broken in the next 10 years or even beyond that, maybe even 100 years, because if you think about it, it's really difficult. The rumours actually started because my sponsor are working on a shoe called 'Sub Two-Hour'. They keep working on that, and that's how the rumours started. I never actually said it."

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