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Farah set for London date

May 2, 2012 11:31 am

Great Britain's Mo Farah has confirmed he will compete over 5,000 metres at the Aviva London Grand Prix on July 13 ahead of this summer's Olympics.

The 29-year-old world and European 5,000m champion, who stormed to victory over 3,000m in last year's Samsung Diamond League meeting at Crystal Palace in a time of seven minutes 40.15 seconds, is looking forward to returning to the capital for his last event in Britain before the Games.

Farah, who trains in Portland, Oregan, said: "It's nice to race back home as I miss London and it's not until you're back you realise how much you miss it."

He added: "At Crystal Palace we always get a great crowd and I'm really looking forward to competing on home soil before the Olympics.

"I think home support really gives British athletes an edge over our rivals, and that support will not only make a massive difference to us at Crystal Palace but also at the Games.

"The London Grand Prix is always one of the most exciting events on the Diamond League circuit. As it's over two days, it always attracts the best athletes so it's a great way to prepare for the summer ahead."

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