London Marathon 2014: Mo Farah aims to break British record

Mo Farah

Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has set his sights on breaking Steve Jones‘s 29-year-old British record at the London Marathon.

Farah, 31, will be making his full debut in the 26.2-mile race on Sunday.

“My main target is to go after the British record,” said Farah of Jones’s record time of two hours, seven minutes and 13 seconds, set in 1985.

“It’s going to be an incredible race whatever happens because if you look at the field it’s something very special.”

Farah, unbeaten on the track in major championships during the last 18 months, will attempt to transfer his prowess to the road on Sunday but faces four of the 10 fastest marathon runners in history.

The strong field includes reigning champion Tsegaye Kebede (Ethiopia), world record holder Wilson Kipsang, course record holder Emmanuel Mutai and Olympic and world champion Stephen Kiprotich.

Read more at: BBC Sport