Mo Farah announces he will take on the Chicago Marathon in October

Four time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Mo Farah is set to take on the Chicago Marathon in October alongside defending champion and former training partner, Galen Rupp.

Earlier this year, Farah broke the British marathon record at the London Marathon, crossing the line in 2:06:21. He is set to take on 26.2 miles for the third time this October, as he joins the 2018 Chicago Marathon elite competition.

Farah made his marathon debut in 2014 at the London Marathon, finishing in eighth position with a time of 2:08:21. At the 2018 London Marathon, Farah managed to finish third and shave two minutes off this time.

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Farah and Rupp made history together at the 2012 London Olympics, finishing with gold and silver in the 10,000m.

Executive Race Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Carey Pinkowski said: “Mo and Galen are two of the greatest distance runners of all time. They come to Chicago following in the footsteps of incredible runners like Khalid Khannouchi, Sammy Wanjiru, Moses Tanui, Paul Tergat, Steve Jones and more. These two runners have competed at the highest level of competition and I’m confident they will come prepared for what’s shaping up to be an epic showdown.”