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Athletics: Farah to double up at Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah will bid to add double Commonwealth Games gold to his accolades after being named to run for England in both the 5,000 and 10,000m at next month's multi-sport event.

LONDON: Mo Farah will bid to add double Commonwealth Games gold to his accolades after being named to run for England in both the 5,000 and 10,000m at next month's multi-sport event.

Running for Britain, Farah won both the 5,000 and 10,000m gold medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games before completing the same double at the following year's World Championships in Moscow.

The marathon opens the athletics programme in Glasgow on July 27, with the 5,000m final that same evening and the 10,000m being run on August 1.

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Adam Gemili will spearhead the English team's 100 metres bid after Chijindu Ujah was omitted as expected.

Ujah clocked Britain's third-fasted 100m running 9.96 seconds in Holland on June 8, but the 2013 European junior champion's stunning time fell outside the Commonwealth Games qualifying period.

Richard Kilty completes England's men's 100m ranks, with Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford and heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson medal favourites among the 129-strong squad.

Veteran Philips Idowu has been selected for the triple jump, and Dwain Chambers for the men's 4x100m relay.

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