Farah unsure on Glasgow 2014

Double Olympic and world champion says Commonwealth Games “is not on my list”

Mo Farah (Mark Shearman)

Mo Farah has admitted that competing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is not currently on his “list”, though the double Olympic and world champion does not seem to have ruled out the idea completely.

Asked by BBC Radio 5 Live about Glasgow 2014 on Tuesday, he replied: “I don’t know. It just depends how I come off that marathon. My aim is to do the London marathon and that is what I am fully focused on. It’s a bonus if I do it, but it is not on my list.”

Yet UKA performance director Neil Black had just days previously been reported as saying that Farah might be interested in trying to double at both the European Championships and Commonwealth Games.

His only previous appearance at the “Friendly Games” was when he was ninth over 5000m in Melbourne in 2006.

Farah has been undertaking a series of interviews to coincide with the launch of his book Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography and had also been asked about a story which suggested he thought he might be able to run sub-two hours on his marathon debut next spring.

But he said he had never claimed that and told the BBC: “The rumours actually started because my sponsors, Nike, 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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