Mo Farah will race the Port-Gentil 10km in Gabon two weeks earlier than what is anticipated to be the Briton’s remaining London Marathon look.
The four-time Olympic champion, 40, introduced in January that he expects 2023 to be his remaining 12 months of racing earlier than retirement.
Farah is presently coaching in Ethiopia as he continues his preparations for the London Marathon on 23 April.
He’s uncertain if the marathon might be his final aggressive occasion.
In a brief video, the British marathon document holder stated he has been “making ready nicely” in Ethiopia, including he’s “actually excited” to check his health over 10km on 8 April in Gabon, 15 days earlier than he takes to the streets of his residence metropolis.
A hip damage prevented Farah from collaborating in final 12 months’s London Marathon, with the 2023 race set to be his first full marathon since 2019.
The six-time world monitor champion gained the Huge Half – a half marathon race – in London in September however he has raced simply seven instances since October 2019.
Farah’s private finest over 10km on the street is 27 minutes 44 seconds, nonetheless that point was set in 2010 and he was surprisingly beaten by club runner Ellis Cross in his final outing over the gap on the Vitality London 10,000 final 12 months.
The 2018 Chicago Marathon winner’s highest London Marathon end was third in 2018. He’ll face a stacked discipline within the 2023 race, which features four of the five fastest runners in history.
The 2023 London Marathon might be broadcast reside on BBC TV, iPlayer and on-line.