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Track legend Bedford says Mo Farah ‘would step his track mileage’ if he ran marathons

London, Aug 26 (ANI): Track legend David Bedford belives International track and field athlete Mo Farah will become an even faster track runner, when he decides to run marathons.

A sell-out crowd in Birmingham, London, will be hailing Farah as he leads the parade of London Olympics’ stars at the Aviva Grand Prix Diamond League meeting.

Farah is racing over two miles after completing his amazing Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m double earlier this month.

The Somali-born British track runner, 29, has hinted that he could now stay on the track for another year or two before moving to the road full-time, and that may only spell more trouble for his shattered rivals as he makes the transition.

“You do not become a marathon runner overnight. He might start longer runs, looking at stepping up his mileage, and if he does that, he will become even more lethal at the 10,000m,” the Daily Mirror quoted British distance legend David Bedford, as saying.

“He will only become stronger and I am sure his rivals now are working out ways of trying to beat him. The world will not sit by and let him get on with it,” he added.

Farah’s outdoor best for the distance is 8:20.47 and he has hinted that he might stay on the track until the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014, the report said. (ANI)