Mo Farah will race in the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games

Britain's four-time Olympic champion will use the event as preparation for the World Athletics Championships

BY Cian Roche 15:20 Tuesday 30 May 2017, 15:20 30 May 2017

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Mo Farah has confirmed he'll race in the 3,000m at July's Anniversary Games in London.

Britain's four-time Olympic champion will use the event as preparation for the World Athletics Championships the following month.

He'll be defending his 5,000m and 10,000m titles at the London Stadium, before switching from the track to road racing.

"The meet is only four weeks before the World Championships so it will be good to see where I am at and what fine tuning needs to be done," he said.

"I had some great races in this stadium and would like to put on a good performance to thank the fans for all their support over the years. I hope the fans will come out in force and create a great atmosphere."

Farah registered his best time of the year in the 5,000m against a strong field at the Prefontaine Classic. He clocked up a time of 13 minutes 00.70 seconds to win the event at the Diamond League in Oregon.

This was Farah's second competition of the outdoor season after finishing second in the 1,500m in Los Angeles earlier this month.

 

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