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One of Britain’s Olympic heroes is busy preparing to take the next crucial steps towards gearing up for the next Games, in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Farah has, of course, moved from the track to the road since 2012 in an effort to cement his legacy as an all-time great long distance runner. To this end, he is targeting a gold in the marathon in Brazil, where he will be attempting to underline his greatness.
A big landmark on his path to success is the upcoming London Marathon and Farah will be determined to perform well in front of his home crowd. However, his preparation took a bit of a hit over the weekend, when he finished second in the New York half-marathon and collapsed shortly after crossing the finishing line.
And while he was quick to play down the incident, fans subsequently suggested that he should go back to the track. Farah has, however, received support from former athletics star Steve Cram, who told BBC Sport: “What I was mainly concerned about was whether he was hurt. He wasn’t and he himself has said it was no big deal, don’t worry about it. “Cram added:” He’s quite rightly trying to play it down. I haven’t spoken to Mo but I’ve been told he was absolutely fine afterwards. “You can do a really hard training run and get light-headed at the end of it so it isn’t super unusual, but it was just really high profile.”
A fall earlier in the race was one of the contributing factors in Farah collapsing, Cram suggested. Farah is currently focused on putting in an impressive show when he takes to the road for his first full marathon on April 13th, when millions of people will take to the streets to cheer on an Olympic hero. If you’re in London to compete in the marathon or cheer on those who are, why not book into one of our Montcalm hotels so you can recuperate in style?