Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will run at this summer's European Athletics Team Championships at Gateshead International Stadium in June.
To have a double Olympic champion lining up will be great for the team and the home crowd, and I expect Great Britain to be in the mix for the title across a weekend of great athletics action.
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