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Mo Farah to compete at Olympic Stadium this month

Mo Farah has confirmed he will return to the former Olympic Stadium in London to take part in the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games later this month.

Farah will compete in London at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games. Credit: PA

It will be Farah's first competitive appearance in Britain since the BBC broadcast doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar and team-mate Galen Rupp.

Salazar and Rupp both strenuously deny the allegations made against them and there is no suggestion that Farah has done anything wrong.

The race will form part of his preparations for the World Championships in Beijing next month, in which he is aiming to defend his 5,000m and 10,000m titles.

Farah said:

The race will be exciting on the Friday night at the Olympic Stadium. My training is going well and it is just what I need to prepare more for the IAAF World Championships.

This year's World Championships are hugely important to me and the 3,000m at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games will be the best possible preparation.

I can't wait to run in front of a home crowd again and thank the British public for all their support. I hope that the fans will come out and cheer me on at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, 24 July.

– Mo Farah