Farah sets sights on marathon

ITV News has spoken exclusively to Britain's most successful long distance runner, Mo Farah after his incredible year.

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Farah: Training so much 'my daughter didn't recognise me'

Mo Farah has sacrificed spending time with his family to concentrate on training. At one point he was spending so much time away, that one of his daughters didn't even recognise him.

Farah said: "She didn't recognise me. Now she's getting to know me a bit better. I've been giving her sweets and chocolate, kind of bribing her a bit!"

Mo Farah with wife Tania and his twin daughters Aisha and Amani Credit: ITV News

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Exclusive: Mo Farah sets sights on London Marathon after his incredible year

ITV News has spoken exclusively to Britain's most successful long distance runner, Mo Farah after his incredible year. The Londoner made history by becoming the first ever Briton to win the long distance double at both last year's Olympics and the World Championships last month.

Mo Farah at Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via in the Pyrynees Credit: ITV News

Mo Farah described how his remarkable career was about to step up a level, as he sets his sights on competing in the London Marathon next year. Speaking to Rags Martel, he said:

"I've never run the marathon, I've run a couple of half marathons, it's quite a long way. I'm really looking forward to it. I've watched it before, some great athletes have won it. It'll be nice to continue that and be good at the marathon - but I don't know, we'll find out."

Farah is using the base in the Pyrynees for altitude training Credit: ITV News
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