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Mo Farah: I might be a coach at the Paris 2024

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah hinted he may have already run his last Olympic Games, admitting the France 2024 games may be “too far of a stretch”.

The iconic British long-distance runner was not able to defend the 10,000m crown he won in the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, having missed the 10,000m selection time by 19 seconds. It was the first time since 2004 he did not make the Team GB athletics team, which failed to win a gold medal for the first time in 25 years in Tokyo.

In 2016, Farah became the first athlete since Lasse Viren to win both 5000m and 10,000m in successive games. However, after just falling short in the Tokyo games, Farah believes his presence at the Paris games in 2024 are more likely to be in a coaching capacity than competitor.

The four-time Olympic champion is an ambassador for the new HUAWEI Watch GT 3 fitness ( Image: HUAWEI)

“You might see me as a coach going ‘Go on guys!’, Farah, who was promoting Huawei’s latest fitness smart watch, told Mirror Sport. “But I think I’ll be long gone by then (Paris 2024).

“It’s too far of a stretch I think.” At 38-years-old, Farah’s stellar career and achievements have made him one of the most iconic British Olympians of all time.

As well as his four gold medals, Farah also became the second person after Kenenisa Bekele to win long-distance doubles at successive Olympics and World Championships. With ten global title wins, he is the most decorated athlete in British athletics history, and his achievements were soon recognized by royalty when he was awarded a knighthood by her majesty the Queen for services to athletics.

However, while he feels the final curtain on his Olympics journey may have come to an end, he is back training again amid a possible return in the upcoming events. “I am getting back into it slowly, and working hard to get in that work place,” said Farah. “It was hard {missing out on the Olympics} I’m not going to lie, it was hard, it was tough. “The most important thing for me is to get myself right, get myself in good shape.

“Who knows, we have got the Commonwealth games, the European championships, there is lots coming up.” A packed schedule of athletics awaits next summer with the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the 2022 Athletics World Championships in Oregon USA next July, as well as the European Athletics Championships in August. However, having just recovered from a stress fracture in his left foot, Farah is focusing on regaining his fitness and routine, before targeting any new medals.

“I had a stress fracture in my foot, not going to lie, it was hard,” he added. “It took me three months to get out of it, but now I am injury free, and will hopefully be ready to start.”

Eliud Kipchoge named the 2024 Paris Olympic Ambassador

Double Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge has been named the 2024 Paris Olympic Games ambassador.

The world marathon record holder announced on his social media pages, that he has been appointed as ambassador for Paris 2024 Olympics games.

This means that the athlete will take another stab to defend his title for the third time

“As a proud ambassador of the @Paris2024 Olympic Games I am excited to say that for the first time in history, the marathon will be open to everyone!” he said via Twitter on Thursday.

“You can earn your bib to run on the same day and on the same course as the elite athletes.”

He is set to compete with other athletes in a running challenge to mark 1,000 days until the start of the Paris 2024 Games.

On their website, Paris 2024 said they will offer opportunities for members of the public to get close to the Olympic athletes and enjoy an experience following in their footsteps and stepping into their shoes, with two events that will be open to everyone.

These include the Mass Participation Marathon, which will follow the same route as the Olympic Marathon.

“This autumn, Paris 2024 is offering an opportunity to win a number of entries to take part in this event, through a 5km race with an original format, in Paris, on 31 October 2021, 1000 days before the Paris 2024 Games,” it said.

To win your entry for these events, you will need to earn it, showing your determination, pushing yourself above and beyond your limits

“Some Club 2024 members have already received their entries, but there will be plenty of other chances right up until 2024 to win a golden ticket for the Mass Participation Marathon,” the website read.

But on this day, it noted, it will not be enough to simply be one of the best to win your entry.

“You will need to give it everything you have got to finish ahead of a very special competitor, who is without a doubt one of the greatest athletes of all time: Eliud Kipchoge,” it added.