Four-time Olympic champion, Mo Farah will make his return to competition at the Vitality London 10,000 in May.
The 38-year-old, Britain’s most decorated track and field athlete, has not raced since suffering a fractured foot in June last year. He fell short of the 10,000m selection time for last year’s Tokyo Olympics at the British Championships.
Farah, the 5,000m and 10,000m champion at both the London and Rio Games, is a seven-time winner of the London 10,000. The race, won by Farah in five consecutive years between 2009 and 2013, and again in 2018 and its most recent edition in 2019, will take place on Monday 2 May.
Farah who has been training in Ethiopia recently will tackle the Great Manchester Run on May 22. His summer racing plans after that remains unclear although he has committed already to the annual Soccer Aid football match with Usain Bolt and others at the London Stadium on June 12.
Farah is familiar with the London 10,000 event, however, as he has won the race seven times in the past. This year he faces fellow 2016 Olympic 5000m finalist Andy Butchart. The Scottish athlete has been in good form this year so far with 27:36:77 on the track in the USA in March.
Farah will also have an uphill task as he will face, Nick Goolab, Hugo Milner, Jack Gray, Derek Hawkins, Mo Aadan and Andrew Heyes.
“I’ve been working hard to get back into shape following my injury last summer and I’ve got a few more months of hard training ahead of me,” said Farah.
Farah set the UK 10km record of 27:44 in the Vitality London 10,000 in 2010. This mark was equaled at the start of this year by Emile Cairess in Spain.