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Commonwealths: Mo Farah set to run both the 5000 and 10,000m


The Olympic and World gold medalist Mo Farah has announced he will be aiming to add Commonwealth gold to his collection of double winning titles.

After a slightly disappointing start to 2014 Farah aims to secure England’s first gold of the Games on Sunday 27th July. The 31 year old Londoner will face stiff competition from the Kenyan and Ugandan contingent during the Commonwealth Games.

This news from the Farah camp will come as a welcomed boost to organisers, with Britain’s Olympic heptathlete champion Jessica Ennis-Hill absent because she is expecting her first baby in July and Jamaican star Usain Bolt not yet committed.

Farah is due to race the Sainbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix on Friday 11th July at Hampden Park, where he could face a tough test from both domestic and non-domestic opposition. One to watch is Great Britain's Andy Vernon who currently tops the UK and European 5,000m rankings with a time of 13:11.50, he has been tipped by former world 10,000m record holder Dave Bedford to break the 13 minute barrier this year, which will make him the fastest British born 5000m athlete of all-time.