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Mo Farah will run at the Commonwealth Games

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24/7

Mo Farah will compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year.

There had been doubts as to whether 31-year-old would complete in the Games after his switch to the track for the London Marathon.

But Farah, the Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion, confirmed on his Twitter page that he will run In Scotland.

"Hi guys!" he said. "I will be running in the Commonwealth Games this year. See you in Glasgow!

"Haven't decided which events to compete in yet: 1500m, 5000m, 10,000m. Will let you know as soon as I decide."

After his exploits on the streets of London - where Farah finished eighth on his marathon debut - his coach, Alberto Salazar, advised the Brit to focus on the track, at least for now.

And it seems Farah has taken that advice, conforming he will compete in the Games for the first time.

The news will be a timely boost to the event's organisers, with the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, yet to commit, and Britain's golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill away from the sport to have her first baby.

If Farah chooses to run in the 5000m and the 10,000m, as he did in the Olympics in 2012, and at the World Championships a year later, he will be the overwhelming favourite to complete his set of outdoor global titles, and give the British fans something to cheer about.

With the absence of the Ethiopians, Farah's main threats will come from the Kenyan runners, all of whom he has beaten before.

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