Cardiff World Half Championships

2016 IAAF / Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships

March 26, 2016
Cardiff, Wales
Canadian Running Magazine:

The Peruvian federation only gave her a 6-month ban so now she is eligible to compete and can go to Rio.

World Athletics:

Speaking to reporters after finishing 3rd at the World Half Champs, Farah said, "It’s what you guys have been waiting for – a challenge!”

The Guardian:

Farah: “It’s going to be a lot harder than London 2012. I’m older and I think it’s definitely going to be a stronger field so it’s going to be a real battle. Geoffrey and Bedan will be the main challengers over 10,000m and they’re probably going to be doing a similar thing where they go from the start. But I don’t know whether they’re capable of running around or under 26.40. That’s what I have to do if I want to win. It’s not rocket science. And at the Olympics Kenya are allowed only three runners so they can’t sacrifice anyone. Geoffrey can’t beat me in a 10k. Well, he can obviously but I’m not going to let him do that. Marathon, half marathon and road races are completely different. The track is mine."

The Guardian:

Farah: “The guys went for it from the beginning. I thought, there’s no way they can keep this pace going – am I unfit or are they just too fast? From three or four miles in the race they were at the front controlling it. I knew they would work together, and they were talking throughout the race. And then the gap just got bigger and bigger and I couldn’t close it.”

BBC Sport:

Farah added, "There were better athletes who won on the day, the guys were strong and they just went for it and I couldn't quite go with it." *Video Interview

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