Farah still has track targets

  • Last Updated: August 20 2012, 18:20 BST

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah still has plenty more he would like to achieve on the track before turning his attention to competing in marathons.

Farah: Will eventually like to switch to the marathon

Farah became one of London 2012's biggest success stories after capturing gold in the 10,000 metres before returning a week later to emerge victorious in the 5,000m.

Those triumphs are the jewels in a collection that go alongside his long distance double at the European Championships in Barcelona in 2010 as well as the two medals he won at last year's World Championships in Daegu.

But any thoughts of resting on his laurels are dismissed by the 29-year-old, who revealed he would relish participating on the track at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

"I've still got a long way to go, there are always more things to achieve and when everything's going well, it's good to get as many gold medals as you can," he said.

"I feel like I would like to carry on on the track and then after that go on the road.

"I've never won a title at a Commonwealth Games so it would be good to have another win.

"You can't have too many medals, you've got to take what you can."

Farah, however, makes no secret of his aim to eventually make the switch to marathon running but added much will depend on the advice of his coach Alberto Salazar.

The Cuban - who was a successful long-distance runner in his prime, winning the New York marathon for three successive years from 1980 - has made a great impact on Farah, who has described Salazar as a "genius".

But the Londoner is a driven individual and is determined to push himself to his limits.

"It's definitely true, I'll definitely be stepping up to the marathon at some point but I've not decided when yet," said Farah, who will perhaps be testing the waters when he runs a half-marathon in the Great North Run on September 16.

"We'll just have to wait and see what the coach says - he hasn't said much.

"He's said to take it one race at a time, see how it goes, see how we recover and then go into next year.

"I'm always wanting to try new events and test myself to see what I can do."

While Farah is still hungry to add to his medal haul over the next few years, he admitted becoming just the seventh man to win the long-distance Olympic double in London will take some beating.

"To have the Olympics in your hometown was the dream," he said. "It's exciting, being a London man and growing up here and winning two gold medals at the Olympics means a lot.

"There's nothing out there that means more than an Olympic medal unless I can became an Olympic champion at a different event."

Farah was speaking as part of the nationwide grassroots Join In campaign, which aims to encourage new participants to harness their enthusiasm for sport off the back of the successful Olympic Games.

"We're trying to get as many volunteers as we can for the clubs; it could be a rowing club, it could be a football club it could be anything," Farah said.

"If we can just give the kids enough support then hopefully they'll get involved.

"When I was younger, I got motivated by footballers and seeing football on TV so having the Olympics here has helped a lot.

"I hope we can inspire the next generation and teach them hard work and dedication."

Unsurprisingly, Farah has become a much heralded figure after capturing his second goal medal in the 5,000m on the final day of the Games, with his celebration - the "Mobot" - taking the nation by storm.

Asked if he has adapted to his new status, he added: "Yeah it's sunk in, I've just been chilling out and relaxing.

"I haven't really done much. I've been all over the place doing media stuff and shows."