London — British athletics legend Mo Farah says winning the London Marathon would equate in terms of achievement with the four Olympic and six world track titles he won. The 36-year-old Somalia-born runner — who focused on road racing after taking silver in the 5,000m final in London in 2017 — would have good reason to rate it that highly as he has to beat world record-holder and defending London Marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge. The 34-year-old Kenyan — who was given a good battle by Farah in 2018 before the latter faded to finish third — is bidding for a men’s record fourth win in the race on Sunday. “My aim is to win the London Marathon one day,” Farah said. “That is my task, but you can’t take it for granted because Eliud is a great athlete and a world record-holder. If I do beat him it would be an amazing achievement.” Farah, who hinted in March victory in the London Marathon might prompt him to bid for a fourth successive world 10,000m title in Doha later in 2019, said his bu...

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