Mo Farah eyes Great North Run victory on his 2014 return

Mo Farah
Farah finished runner-up on his first Great North Run in 2013

Olympic and world champion Mo Farah will race at the 2014 Great North Run looking to go one better than last year's second place.

The 31-year-old, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012 and Moscow 2013, lost to Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele over the half marathon course.

"I would like to come back and win this year," said Farah.

The elite field for the race on 7 September includes Olympic marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda.

Farah, who withdrew from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness, will be among 57,000 running in next month's field.

Organisers Nova have said that this year's race is set to feature the one millionth finisher of the Great North Run since the event began in 1981.

"I'm thrilled that on such a momentous milestone for the Great North Run, Britain's greatest-ever male distance runner will be joining us," chairman Brendan Foster added.

"One thing's for sure - Mo will be desperate to be first over the finish line in South Shields."

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