Mo Farah waves after finishing in eighth place at the London Marathon 2014.

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Mo Farah on the marathon, NYC collapse and Arsenal

Mo Farah has said he wants to break the British record at the London Marathon 2014. The double Olympic and world champion told ITV News that he is excited about running the race against the "best field" he has "ever seen".

And running in London in front of a home crowd is not pressure, Mo said.

"It's more of a lift for me. If I can have the crowd and the people supporting me it will give me a massive boost."

He went on to describe collapsing in a half marathon in New York as a "learning experience", before talking about his hopes for Arsenal holding on to the UEFA Champions League fourth qualification spot.

Mo Farah: I think I might win the London Marathon

Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah believes he has a strong chance of winning the London Marathon next weekend, telling Runner's World magazine, "I think I might win".

The 31-year-old long distance runner said, "I don't want to say 'I am definitely going to win', but I feel really good.

A triumphant Mp Farah at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
A triumphant Mp Farah at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Somali-born Farah came second in the New York half-marathon last month but collapsed shortly after finishing the race.

Reflecting on his chances in London on April 13, Farah said: "I have a good chance. The race is what we call 'fully-loaded' which means all the top athletes are going to be there.

"But you know what? I am one of the top athletes, so I would say that if I arrive at the start having done everything Alberto [coach Alberto Salazar] wants me to, and with no niggles, then I think I might win."


Mo Farah 'doing OK' after New York Half Marathon collapse

Mo Farah has tweeted to reassure fans after he collapsed on the line at the New York Half-Marathon today.


Hi guys..I'm doing ok..thanks for the concern.. disappointed with today.. I gave 110%.. couldn't do any more... sorry guys....

The double Olympic gold medallist briefly lost consciousness after finishing second in the half-marathon race.

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Big-name athletes absent from Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah and Usain Bolt celebrate together after their gold medal successes at London 2012. Credit: PA

Jessica Ennis-Hill announced that she is pregnant and will miss the Glasgow games.

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah said he might skip the Commonwealth Games to recover from his first London Marathon in April.

World-record-breaking Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says he will probably only run in the 200m if he competes at all in Glasgow.

Barclays to continue money transfers to Somalia

Campaigners are welcoming a decision by Barclays to continue providing banking services - pending a legal challenge - that allow thousands of Somalis living in the UK to send cash home.

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Mo Farah told ITV News his extended family in Somalia would struggle if Barclays stopped its banking services Credit: PA

Barclays announced it intended to close the accounts over concerns the cash could be funding terror groups.

In July, British double Olympic champion Mo Farah told ITV News his extended family would struggle if Barclays shut the accounts down.

Somalia's virtually non-existent banking sector means that the closure of cash transfer businesses could affect up to 40% of Somalia's population.

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Mo Farah 'sorry he didn't win' Great North Run

Mo Farah tweeted to say he was "sorry" he didn't win the Great North Run after he was beaten by Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele in a sprint finish.


Thanks everyone who came out and supported me in the rain.. Sorry I didn't win for you.. I will be back!!

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