Geoffrey Mutai, 2014 NYC Half, photo by PhotoRun.net
LONDON (GBR): Geoffrey Mutai, Stephen Kiprotich and Emmanuel Mutai have all questioned Mo Farah's decision to run his debut marathon in London, report the BBC. Geoffrey Mutai said that if he had collapsed like Farah did in New York he would "relax and prepare for another time." Kiprotich, the World and Olympic champion, was confused by the Briton's move up in distance, saying, "I don't see why he's running the marathon. He's still good on the track, still running a mile in under three minutes 50 seconds. "Maybe the problem is that the fans are the ones pushing him." Emmanuel Mutai questioned Farah's choice to debut in such a tough marathon, "Sometimes it's good to start with a small race - not so fast or with such a strong field. "You win then and then you have an idea of how the marathon is when you come to a big race like this. "If he doesn't perform here, that might affect him psychologically - and whatever he has achieved on that day will not be good because maybe he was expecting a lot, and that can be demoralising."