Salazar tells Mo to stay on track
Mo Farah has been advised to "stick to the track" and forget about running marathons, according to his coach Alberto Salazar.
Farah, a double world and Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 metres, made his marathon debut in London earlier this month and finished four minutes behind winner Wilson Kipsang to cross the line in eighth place.
Salazar has engineered Farah's rise to success on the track and believes that is where the 31-year-old athlete should focus his attention following the result on the roads of the English capital.
"Part of me doesn't like to see Mo get beat but the fact that he did makes his decision clearer," Salazar told the Daily Telegraph.
"Let's stick with what he's best at in the world, stick to the track through Rio.
"This was a good year to experiment, because there are no World Championships. Now Mo has a full year to get back in track shape for the World Championships and another year to go until Rio."
After the London marathon, Farah said he wanted to return to the distance as he had unfinished business.
Next up for the runner could be this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, although Salazar revealed Farah has not yet decided if he will compete due to worries about injuring himself too soon after the marathon and not being fully prepared for a return to the track.
Salazar added: "He's thinking about it seriously. He hasn't committed but he's open to the idea."