Video: Mo Farah struggles on treadmill ahead of London Marathon

By Brian Murumba: Thursday, April 25th 2019 at 14:57 GMT +3 | Athletics
British athlete Mo Farah [Courtesy]

British athlete Mo Farah may be one of the most successful track athletes in history but he faced one of his toughest challenges when he came up against a giant treadmill.

Farah was participating in the Abbott World Majors Challenge where one has to run 400m at the same speed as the marathon world record holder.

Farah could not keep up with the pace of the treadmill [Courtesy]

He found it hard to keep up the pace and fell on his face as the machine did fast to whisk him off.

The 36-year-old 5,000 m and 10,000m Olympic Gold medalist is set to participate in the London Marathon that is scheduled for Sunday.

He eventually clumsily fell [Courtesy]

He finished third in the same event last year behind Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata Tola. He broke the British marathon record with an unofficial time of two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds.

He seeks improvement on last year’s finish with his eye on the top spot this time around.

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'I don't go out to try and finish third or fourth, I believe I can win more major marathons.'

...and had a laugh after [Courtesy]

'My aim is to win the London Marathon one day.

'That is my task, but you can't take it for granted because Eliud is a great athlete and a world record holder. If I do beat him it would be an amazing achievement.

'Sometimes you are beaten by a better man and you have to accept that and you go home and think about what you need to do to beat him.

'The rivalry is great for the sport - it's one the sport needs' said Farah.

The marathon is expected to be highly competitive this time with several Kenyans chasing different individual records.

Daniel Wanjiru will be looking for the second victory, Wilson Kipsang will be going for a third win while Eliud Kipchoge will be going for induction into the hall of fame as the first man to win London Marathon 4 times.

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