Mo Farah starts London gold run in Glasgow Aviva International

Farah starts London gold run in Glasgow seeking boost to finishing power


Raring to go: Mo Farah in Glasgow

Raring to go: Mo Farah in Glasgow

Britain's Mo Farah will run his first race of Olympic year over 1500 metres in Glasgow on Saturday because his American coach Alberto Salazar believes it offers the best route to gold at London 2012.

Farah was beaten to the 10,000m gold at last year's World Championships by a faster finisher.

'I ran the last lap in 53 seconds but that's not enough – it's going to need 50 to be sure (in London),' he said.

To improve Farah's finishing speed Salazar has scheduled more explosive training and a series of 1500m and mile races, the first in the Aviva International and another in Boston next weekend.