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Farah to make last-gasp attempt to qualify

Mo Farah.   | Photo Credit: JOHN SIBLEY

Two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Mo Farah will make a last-gasp attempt to qualify for the Tokyo Games at the British athletics championships in Manchester on June 25.

The British runner, 38, is yet to hit the qualifying standard for the distance after a failed attempt earlier this month in Birmingham, where he was hampered by an ankle injury.

He needs to beat a time of 27m, 28s to stand a chance of defending his crown at the Olympics.

Farah clocked 27:50.64 at the British 10,000m championships on June 5 to finish eighth in his first race over that distance since quitting the track to focus on the marathon in 2017.

The Manchester race, with the championships doubling up as Olympic trials, will be his last chance to reach Tokyo, with the deadline on June 27.

Farah won the 5,000m-10,000m double at the 2012 London Olympics and repeated the feat four years later in the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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