Mo’s a real inspiration and I will try to copy his bravery

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I’ll be back,’ said Mo Farah just seconds after crossing the line of the Virgin London Marathon in eighth place, breaking the English record for the course.

He said he’s disappointed with his performance, mainly, I guess, because he didn’t win. The commentators say he should stick to the track, because that’s where he has been a consistent champion for the past half-decade or so.

Tell you what, though – if Mo decides the marathon distance is what he wants to do, and what he wants to strive for, he’ll have my backing at least.

If he wants to stretch out of his comfort zone and to risk losing…well, to my mind, that’s true bravery and deserves louder applause.

He’s an inspiration and I for one will try and copy that in my own way.