Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah will make his final appearance at the London Marathon that will be held in April after missing the race last year.
Farah, who is also the six time World Champion, won the Chicago Marathon in 2018 in a British-record time of 2:05.11, missed the London Marathon last year when he was forced to withdraw due to injury.
“I’m not going to go to the Olympics and I think 2023 will probably be my last year,” said Farah, who turns 40 in March. “It has been an amazing career and, for me, to take part in London Marathon is a big deal.
“I have always said it would be nice to win it one day, but it takes a lot … It is just nice to say goodbye and I think it will be quite emotional.”I am very proud of what I have achieved and I just want to give myself one more shot and see what I can do. But I have nothing to prove.”
Farah, who has run the London Marathon three times, finishing third in 2018, will be joined by reigning Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan, who also withdrew ahead of her debut last year due to a medical issue.