‘Athletics hero’ Mo Farah will retire in September… “I want to spend time with my family”
‘Athletics hero’ Mo Farah (40, England) will retire in September.
According to the British media BBC on the 24th (Korean time), Farah said right after the London Marathon, “The Great North Run (half marathon) held in September will be the last race.” Farah placed ninth at the London Marathon held the previous day with a time of 2:10:28. “It was a very emotional day,” Farra added, “I’m going to miss that feeling (after retiring).” Farah has won the Great North Run six times.
Farah won gold medals in the 5000m and 10,000m at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The 5,000m and 10,000m Olympic gold medal is a record that came out in 40 years. Farah, a long-distance event, was knighted in England, and in 2017, he expanded his ‘territory’ with a marathon. And he came out on top at the 2018 Chicago Marathon, setting a then European record of 2:05:11. 안전놀이터
Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia, and emigrated to England at the age of eight to escape civil war. Farah displayed excellent cardiorespiratory capacity and stood out in long-distance events from his junior days, winning 4 Olympic gold medals, 6 gold medals and 2 silver medals at the World Championships.
“His wife and children have been with us on this long journey, and now I want to spend time with my family,” Farra said of his reason for retiring.