Mo Farah urged to stick to track running by Alberto Salazar
Mo Farah has been urged to stick to running on the track until after the 2016 Olympics by his coach Alberto Salazar.
Last Updated: 25/04/14 10:09am
Farah, a double world and Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 metres, made his marathon debut in London last month but finished more than four minutes off the pace in eighth behind winner Wilson Kipsang.
Salazar masterminded Farah's rise to the top on the track and he believes that is where the 31-year-old should focus his attentions from now on.
"Part of me doesn't like to see Mo get beat but the fact that he did makes his decision clearer," Salazar told the Daily Telegraph.
"Let's stick with what he's best at in the world, stick to the track through Rio.
"This was a good year to experiment, because there are no World Championships. Now Mo has a full year to get back in track shape for the World Championships and another year to go until Rio."
Salazar also revealed there is a good chance Farah will be in action at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this summer, having previously said he was unlikely to go back to the track so soon after running in London.
The American added: "He's thinking about it seriously. He hasn't committed but he's open to the idea."