‘Night Marathon, why not,’ says Mo
Long-distance champion, Mo Farah, on <g data-gr-id="13">Thursday</g> gave thumbs up to the concept of night marathon – the latest to go vogue on athletics circuit.
Speaking to reporters ahead of the prestigious Doha leg of IAAF Diamond League at the Qatari capital, Mo said, “It’s good for the bodies of the athletes and I think night marathon is exciting.
“Why not? If the crowd wants it and there is research saying that it would be good for the sport, the crowds and the athletes, then why not,” said the 32-year old Mo, who is the current Olympic, World and European champion in his respective events spanning from the 5000m to 10,000m.
The Somali-born British athlete brushed aside the humidity factor saying, “It does take its toll, don’t get me wrong, but it would be the same for every athlete. It would be a level playing field. Besides, we train before <g data-gr-id="16">ever</g> event to ensure that our bodies are accustomed to the climatic conditions of the region.”