Mo Farah In Ethiopia Preparing For Rio 2016

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Mo Farah trains at altitude in Ethiopia as world champion counts down to Rio 2016

  • Mo Farah is working at altitude in his second African base in Ethiopia
  • Farah is training at 7,500ft ahead of his first track race of the season
  • Olympic champion runs at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on February 20
  • Farah is also available to contest the World Half-Marathon title in Cardiff  

Under blue skies at 7,500ft above sea level, Mo Farah’s countdown to his Olympic title double defence in Rio de Janeiro continues in Ethiopia.

The Great British world and Olympic champion is training at altitude in his second African base in the lead-up to his first track race of the season at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on February 20.

While the northern hemisphere shivers, Farah, who also spends time in Kenya, is enjoying highs of 24 and 25-degrees-celsius at his African training camp on the outskirts of Addis Ababa.

Mo Farah takes a breather in the sunshine during training in Ethiopia as he prepares for the track season 

Mo Farah takes a breather in the sunshine during training in Ethiopia as he prepares for the track season

The Great British world and Olympic champion works his way around the no frills track outside Addis Ababa

The Great British world and Olympic champion works his way around the no frills track outside Addis Ababa

Farah trains at altitude ahead of his first track race of 2016 at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on February 20

Farah trains at altitude ahead of his first track race of 2016 at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix on February 20

Farah enjoys a coffee during a break in workouts at his African training camp in Ethiopia 

Farah enjoys a coffee during a break in workouts at his African training camp in Ethiopia

The 32-year-old’s calendar is centred around the 5,000m and 10,000m events in August in Rio de Janeiro, but there is plenty of variety in his schedule until then.

On Thursday he announced plans to compete for the first time at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on March 26, should he be named in the team when it’s announced on March 7.

The race will follow his indoor 3,000m run indoors at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena in an event replacing the Birmingham one at which Farah broke the two-mile world record last year.

That special run also followed Farah’s camp in Ethiopia.

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