Long-distance runner Mo Farah has won his comeback race in a low-key event in Portland, USA.

The 31-year-old, who had not raced since finishing a disappointing eighth in his marathon debut in London in April, won the 5000m as he begins his build-up to this summer´s Commonwealth Games. 

The event was one which Farah was always expected to win, but the Briton is just happy to be back running on the track again.

"It's nice to be back on the track," he was quoted as saying on BBC Sport. "Early on I felt all right. It's just when I was out front I wasn't really doing any damage.

"My aim was to just run a good race here. I wasn't thinking too much about time."

While the field in Portland wasn't the strongest Farah will face, his scheduled meet in Glasgow's Diamond League event shortly before the Games commence, will be. 

"That will be the first big one to test myself. Against all the big guys, hopefully."

After that will be the Commonwealth's. Farah has just been confirmed in the England team for Scotland, where he will do the double - running both the 5000m and the 10,000m.

He is the current world and Olympic champion over the distances but will face a stern test in his bid to add to those titles from both Kenyan and Ugandan athletes. The Games begin on July 23.

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