Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has called on the British public to repeat the atmosphere of the 2012 Olympics and cheer him across the finish line as he takes on his first London Marathon on Sunday week.
Farah has not raced a full competitive marathon distance before and recently cause concern at the New York half-marathon, passing out shortly after finishing second.
Despite this incident, the long distance superstar has high hopes for the London Marathon on April 13 and wants a patriotic crowd to help him achieve his target of a British record.
Speaking to the Mirror, Farah said: "It sends shivers down my spine when I watch the DVD of my races at London 2012. I can relate each moment to what was going through my mind and how it felt.
“No one really knows what it’s like, and you have to move on, but it stays in the memory. It will be there for ever."
Two years ago Farah played a key role in what was later dubbed 'Super Saturday' as Team GB took away three gold medals on the track and field in a single evening session.
Farah added: “Once you become a champion, you want that feeling again, and that’s what drives me. Later on, I want to be able to look back and think I did my country proud, and they can never take those major championship medals away from me.
“My first aim will be to break the British record – with the public behind me I believe I can do it."
The elite runners in the men's race running alongside Mo Farah at this year's London marathon can boast an array of records and titles which should make for an incredibly entertaining race.
World record holder Wilson Kipsang, Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich, reigning London Marathon champion Tsegaye Kebede and the course record holder Emmanuel Mutai will all be trying to nip ahead of Farah a week on Sunday.
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