Sir Mo Farah has told ITV News he has no injury concerns ahead of the final track race of his career, despite limping out of a press conference on Friday night following his thrilling 10,000m win.
Farah won Britain’s first gold of the World Athletics Championships in the 10,000m at the London Stadium, but afterwards he appeared to be in some discomfort and left the stadium with a bandaged left leg.
He has since had a scan which confirmed he was not seriously injured.
Farah told ITV News he is now determined to win gold in the 5,000m on Saturday, August 12, and end his track career on a high.
“It would be incredible, something I’ve dreamed of,” the Olympian explained.
“This stadium changed my life overnight. To come back five years later and win a gold medal, to try and win a gold medal, would be great.”
The 34-year-old will retire from the track as Britain’s most successful ever distance runner, but conceded he is not sure what to do once he hangs up his trainers.
“I don’t know how I’d replace the adrenaline of competing, I’m Mad Mo, so I don’t know what I’m going to do, maybe I’ll become a jockey.
“It’s sad, knowing it’s all coming to an end, like anything good in life, you don’t want to end it, you want to hold onto it as much as you can but you’ve got to be realistic and know I’ve done what I can do and it’s time for a new person to come along and take over from me.”
As if we needed reminding, he has showed us what we are about to miss, now his focus is on giving a golden goodbye.