Olympic long-distance double champ Farah to make full marathon debut

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Olympic long-distance double champion Mo Farah will compete in the London Marathon in April, and this time he's planning to run the full distance.

Farah ran the first half of the 2013 race to assess the course and opposition in preparation for his full marathon debut at this year's race on April 13.

"I am expecting it to be one of my toughest races and a real learning experience," said the 30-year-old Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at the 2012 London Olympics and last year's world championships. "I had another great year on the track in 2013, but the marathon is my main focus for this year. As a young boy growing up in London it has always been my ambition to run the London Marathon."

The British runner is part of a star-studded elite men's field announced on Tuesday that includes world record-holder Wilson Kipsang, Olympic and world champion Stephen Kiprotich and reigning champion Tsegaye Kebede.

The only notable absentee is Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele, who is scheduled to make his marathon debut in Paris on April 6.

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