Saturday, February 19, 2011

Mo Farah joins Salazar squad

BBC reports
Britain's double European champion Mo Farah will move to the United States in a bid to enhance his Olympic ambitions.

The Somalia-born 27-year-old, who won the 5,000 and 10,000m in last year's European Championships, is also parting company with coach Alan Storey.
His new location is Oregon where he will work with Alberto Salazar, who won three successive New York marathons.

"I don't want to change too much yet but I think he will introduce me to a lot of different things," said Farah.

Farah will continue to train at altitude in Kenya and Font Romeu in France - where Paula Radcliffe also trains - and insists he is not taking a major gamble with the London Olympics only 17 months away.