Mo Farah will only compete in 2020 Olympics marathon if convinced he can win medal
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 14/11/17 4:56pm
Sir Mo Farah has insisted he will compete in the marathon at the 2020 Olympics only if he is convinced he can win a medal.
The 34-year-old was speaking after receiving his knighthood from the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Four-time Olympic champion Farah retired from the track in August to turn his attention to road racing but he has so far refused to confirm his intentions for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
His future appears to depend on whether he is still in a position to secure a place on the podium over the extended distance, although British Athletics confirmed last week it has retained Farah on its list of 15 Olympic Podium athletes.
"If I'm capable of getting a medal or close to a medal [in Tokyo], you will see me," said Farah, now coached by Paula Radcliffe's husband Gary Lough after he split with controversial American Alberto Salazar to return to the UK.
Instead, Farah was keen to enjoy his day at Buckingham Palace, where he reflected on what he will enjoy about returning to his home city of London.
"Training is going ok, I am working towards the London Marathon., that's my competition," he told Sky News.
"But putting running to the side, today is so special, I just want to enjoy this moment. When is it ever going to happen again? I don't know.
"It's a nerve-wracking day but very special. It's beautiful to celebrate and be here with my family.
"I miss everything about London. Arsenal, my football team, I am looking forward to having a season ticket.
"It's going to be enjoyable and I am looking forward to coming back, particularly to spend some time with the family."