By Victor Kanayo
English runner Mo Farah, will bid farewell to his illustrious career during 2023 London marathon in April.
Already, he has confirmed his participation, according to BBC.
Though, the four-time Olympic champion, 39, expects 2023 to be his final year of racing before retirement, he is unsure if the marathon will be his last competitive event.
Mo Farah said, “Without the fans I don’t think I would have ever achieved what I have.
“It is just nice to say goodbye and I think it will be quite emotional.
“It has been an amazing career and, for me, to take part in London Marathon is a big deal.
“I have always said it would be nice to win it one day, but it takes a lot.”
A look at the marathon schedule, reveals that Commonwealth Games 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan will make her debut on April 23.
Both Farah and McColgan were due to run in 2022 but had to pull out because of fitness problems.
Mo Farah called time on his track career in 2017 but returned in 2021 in a bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics
A hip injury prevented Farah, who turns 40 in March, from taking part in last year’s event and this will be his first full marathon since 2019, where he came fifth.
The British marathon record holder is set to contest his fourth London Marathon and has a best finish of third in 2018 – the year he would also go on to claim his only major marathon win in Chicago.
The six-time world track champion, winner of the Big Half in London in September, has raced just seven times since October 2019.