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Olympics-Farah back on track for 10,000m target at Tokyo Games

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Olympic champion Mo Farah is getting back on track to chase more gold in the 10,000m at next year's Tokyo Games, the Briton announced on his YouTube channel on Friday.

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Olympic champion Mo Farah is getting back on track to chase more gold in the 10,000m at next year's Tokyo Games, the Briton announced on his YouTube channel on Friday.

The 36-year-old, a four-times Olympic champion and six times world champion over 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres, retired from track athletics in 2017 to focus on road marathons, going on the break the British record.

"Next year I've decided for Tokyo 2020 I'm going to be back on the track, I'm really excited to compete and...give it a go in the 10,000m," he said.

"Hopefully I haven't lost my speed but I will train hard for it and see what I can do."

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Mitch Phillips.)

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