Mo Farah to kick off 2015 season in Edinburgh

Mo Farah is a double Olympic champion. Pic: Ian Rutherford
Mo Farah is a double Olympic champion. Pic: Ian Rutherford
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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah will kick off his 2015 season in the Great Edinburgh XCountry at Holyrood Park.

The reigning World, Olympic and European 5000m and 10,000m champion will be contesting his first cross country race for four years when he lines up in the televised New Year event in the Capital, part of the IAAF Cross Country Permit series.

Farah triumphed in the 8k Great Edinburgh International race in January 2011 the last time he was in the city.

“Next year will be an important year for me and I’m looking forward to returning to the Great Edinburgh Cross Country to kick off my season. For many years I ran cross country to build my base for the summer track season and it will be nice to return to Edinburgh and try to repeat my winning run of 2011 there,” said Farah.

“I’m sure there will be plenty of support in Edinburgh for my first event in 2015.”