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Portland's the place for Mo Farah

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HELSINKI (AP)

(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.)By RAF CASERTAP Sports Writer

When it comes to running in the rain, there might be no better place for a Briton to prepare for the London Olympics than Portland, Oregon.

For Mo Farah, the Pacific Northwest is just as damp and cool - and also hassle free. Perfect conditions for what he hopes will turn into double long-distance gold at the Olympics.

When he won his 5,000-meter gold at the European Championships in damp, overcast conditions and 61-degree temperatures on Wednesday, he knew it may well be a lot like the weather in his hometown of London on Aug. 4, when the Olympic 10,000 is scheduled.

Farah said that if ''it is raining and cold it is not too bad.''

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