London 10,000: Mo Farah to race for first time since June
The 39-year-old Briton will face Phil Sesemann, the first Briton to finish the 2021 London Marathon. And also Chris Thompson, who won the British Olympic trials last year.
Farah broke his leg while trying to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
He said he wanted to continue racing on and off the track.
People asked which race in July would mark the end of Farah career. He said: “I think it’s going to be a marathon or a half marathon and I would love another race on the track.”
Farah returned to the race in 2020 after three years focusing on marathon racing, but her efforts to defend the 10,000-meter title she won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago were short-lived and extended beyond qualifying.
The talented 19-year-old Eilish McColgan could threaten Paula Radcliffe’s British and European record in the women’s 10km run.
The 31-year-old Scot broke Radcliffe’s British half marathon record in February and broke the British 5km record in Malaga on Sunday.
McColgan’s 10K personal best in Manchester last year was 30:52, 31 seconds behind Radcliffe.
“I could not have asked for a better start to the 2022 season than setting a new 5km British record in my first race,” he said.
“Now I’m really looking forward to going back to England and doing Vitality London’s 10K to see how my body goes through the 10K.”
Steph Twell and Jess Piasecki will also compete in collagen, but Charlotte Purdue retired due to illness.
Six-time Paralympic champions David Weir and Shelly Woods, two silver and one bronze Paralympic, will be on a wheelchair track.