Distance runner Mo Farah has confirmed he will defend his Chicago Marathon title in October, ending speculation about a track return. The Brit was linked with a return to the track after declining an invite to run this year’s marathon at the World Championships in Doha.
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That led to suggestions that he may run in the 10,000m, the distance over which he won two Olympic Gold medals. This year’s Chicago Marathon will be held on October 13 and Farah has now confirmed his desire to run, with the World Championships ending the week before.
“Winning the Chicago Marathon last year was very special for me,” Farah said in a statement. “It was my first time to win a world marathon major and my time was a European and British record. I am looking forward to returning in 2019 to defend my title on the streets of Chicago. “It is a fast course with good organisation. I expect they will recruit a strong field to make it a great race.”