Mo Farah takes another step towards return to track at world championships

first_imgMo Farah has turned down the chance to contest the marathon in the World Championships in Doha, increasing the possibility of a return to the track.As first indicated in the Guardian, Farah, who finished fifth in the London marathon on Sunday, had been eligible for selection for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team, but has opted to decline his place. Share via Email Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Topics Support The Guardian Share on Twitter Mo Farah World Athletics Championships The 36-year-old four-time Olympic champion could now target a fourth successive world title over 10,000m instead, having claimed gold in Moscow in 2013, Beijing in 2015 and London in 2017.Steph Twell also turned down her place in the marathon but British Athletics announced on Wednesday that Callum Hawkins, Dewi Griffiths, Charlotte Purdue and Tish Jones would compete over 26.2 miles in Doha.Hawkins and Purdue both recorded significant personal bests in the London marathon to move into third on the respective all-time UK lists, while Griffiths impressed in just his second outing over the distance and Jones recorded the exact qualifying standard of two hours, 31 minutes.Cameron Corbishley and Dominic King have also been selected to compete in the men’s 50km race walk.British Athletics performance director Neil Black said: “Each of the six athletes selected have performed extremely well to confirm their places in Doha, many setting personal bests and establishing themselves among the UK’s best all-time in their events.“The IAAF World Championships in Doha are a very important marker ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and we look forward to being as competitive as possible in both events.”center_img Athletics Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp news Mo Farah strongly hints at surprise return to track at world championships Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

Rep Noble welcomes former Rep Robert Geake to House floor

first_img Categories: Noble News,Noble Photos 04May Rep. Noble welcomes former Rep. Robert Geake to House floor PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth (right) introduced former state Representative and state Senator Robert Geake to the Michigan House of Representatives this week. Geake served Northville in the Michigan legislature from 1973 to 1998. After leaving the Legislature, Geake served as the state children’s ombudsman and the state racing commissioner.#####last_img read more