Farah targeting success at Rio 2016 and beyond

05 September 2014 / 16:59

Mo Farah insists he is not about to hang up his spikes any time soon with the double Olympic champion targeting success at Rio 2016 and beyond.

Farah has endured a difficult 2014 by his own high standards, finishing eighth on his London Marathon debut in April before missing out on the Glasgow Commonwealth Games with a debilitating stomach problem.

However he turned things around last month as he won double gold at the European Championships in Zurich.

And it is these last two successes that have given Farah a new lease of life.

"Obviously I would have hoped to have had a better season but you can't help getting ill or injuries and when they come it is about how you deal with them,” said Farah, who is competing in Sunday's Great North Run.

"I managed to get over it and get two gold medals and a British record, and if you had asked me six weeks ago I would have been happy with just one of them.

"It gives me a lot of confidence - to win having had a time where I did not know if I was going to be able to turn things around was obviously a great feeling.

"I still love running and when you're at the top you just want to keep winning medals and accomplishing new things.

"When the day comes to retire it will not happen at the top level - it will be when I'm suffering with injuries or struggling to get back to where I once was.

"But at the moment I still have that drive to succeed and hopefully I will still be on the top after Rio."

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