Marathon record holder said Farah ‘can still win big races’
Briton had to pull out of London Marathon with hip injury
Mo Farah has been told to ignore any thoughts of retirement by Eliud Kipchoge, despite being
forced to pull out of Sunday’s London Marathon through a hip injury
. Farah has only raced seven times in three years, largely due to a series of niggles, and will turn 40 in March. However, Kipchoge, who last week
lowered his own world marathon record
by running 2hr 01min 09 secs, believes that the Briton still has more big race victories in him.
“Absolutely Mo Farah can still keep going,” said Kipchoge, who is in London to watch the race. “I want to wish him a quick recovery from his injury. Injuries are part of the challenges of elite sport. My advice is to recover from your injury and come back. Mo Farah has a lot more to give. I think he will come back stronger. The training is there and after the injury he can come back and show the world what is actually in him.”