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Mo Farah has confirmed he will compete at the European Athletics Team Championships

Last Updated: 25/04/13 7:04pm

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Mo Farah: Will be in action in Gateshead in June.

Mo Farah: Will be in action in Gateshead in June.

Dual Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah is to lead Britain's bid for victory at the European Athletics Team Championships in Gateshead on June 22-23.

Farah lives and trains in Portland in the United States but he has informed head coach Peter Eriksson that he will be available for the team event.

And Eriksson said: "I am delighted that Mo Farah has made himself available for the European Athletics Team Championships in Gateshead.

"To be able to field your strongest team is what any head coach would want, in order to continue building on our GB team successes.

"To have a double Olympic champion lining up will be great for the team and the home crowd, and I expect Great Britain to be in the mix for the title across a weekend of great athletics action."

Farah has had success at the meeting in the past, winning the 5,000m at the inaugural event in Portugal in 2009 and following up in the same event a year later in Norway.

The 30-year-old is now regarded as one of the greatest athletes in British history, having won the 10,000m and the 5,000m at the London Olympics last summer.

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