Mo Farah begins 2016 with Great Edinburgh Cross Country race

Mo Farah
Mo Farah last raced in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country event in 2011

Mo Farah will begin his 2016 season by leading the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country race in January.

Farah, who will defend his Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m titles in Rio next summer, will run the 8km race at Holyrood Park.

It will be the 32-year-old's first cross country event in five years.

"For many years, cross country was a key building block for the year ahead," said Farah.

"I'm pleased to add it to my schedule for the first time since I ran in Edinburgh back in 2011."

The race on Saturday, 9 January will be broadcast live on BBC television and the BBC Sport website.

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