Mo Farah can challenge London Marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge ahead of Tokyo Olympics, insists coach Gary Lough

MO FARAH can be a serious menace to the world’s greatest marathon man Eliud Kipchoge within the run-as much as Tokyo 2020.

Farah completed third in his first critical outing on the London Marathon, clocking 2hr 6min 21sec to interrupt the British report which had stood for 33 years.

 Mo Farah finished third in the Men's elite race at the London Marathon

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Mo Farah completed third within the Males's elite race on the London Marathon

Olympic champ Kipchoge, from Kenya, gained Sunday’s race in 2:04.17.

And Farah’s coach Gary Lough believes the Brit, who gained 4 Olympic gold medals at 5,000m and 10,000m, can be a menace at subsequent yr’s World Championships in Qatar and the Tokyo Olympics.

Lough stated: “Eliud is the most effective marathon runner ever however I feel Mo can get to an identical degree of primary or two on the planet.

“In the event you put him right into a championship surroundings like subsequent yr in Doha or definitely 2020 in Tokyo, I undoubtedly assume Mo ought to be somebody individuals have main considerations about.”

 Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the Men's race over two minutes ahead of Mo Farah

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Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge gained the Males's race over two minutes ahead of Mo Farah
 Mo Farah broke the Men's British Marathon record that stood for 33 years

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Mo Farah broke the Males's British Marathon report that stood for 33 years

Lough took over as Farah’s coach final yr, when the runner moved again to London from America.

Lough stated: “Once we first sat down one of my questions was making an attempt to determine Mo’s motivation.

“If it was simply ticking bins, or to do it as a result of it was anticipated of him, I used to be not likely positive it was the factor for me.

“However I might see the actual want. He needs to be one of the best that he can be and one of the best he can be goes to be one of the perfect on the planet.

“A time of 2:03, 2:04 is lifelike for him. Some of the stuff that he has carried out in coaching is unimaginable.

“There’s some stuff we’ve obtained so as to add and he discovered rather a lot of classes on Sunday in phrases of consuming and water bottles.”

Farah missed his drink early on at a water station, choosing up the fallacious bottle on the hottest London Marathon on document earlier than complaining about employees taking footage as an alternative of serving to him.

Olympic legend Sir Mo Farah goals to win gold medals at Tokyo 2020 ahead of London Marathon 2018

MO FARAH can be a serious menace to the world’s greatest marathon man Eliud Kipchoge within the run-as much as Tokyo 2020.

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