Portland's the place for runner Mo Farah

Portland's the place for runner Mo Farah

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Britain's Mohammed Farah celebrates winning the men's 5000m final of the 2012 European Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki on June 27, 2012. Britain's Mohammed Farah won the final ahead of Germany's Arne Gabius and Turkey's Polat Kemboi Arikan. AFP PHOTO / YURI KADOBNOV (Photo credit should read YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/GettyImages)

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by Associated Press

kgw.com

Posted on June 30, 2012 at 11:18 AM

HELSINKI -- When it comes to running in the rain, there might be no better place for a Briton to prepare for the London Olympics than Portland, Oregon.

For Mo Farah, the Pacific Northwest is just as damp and cool -- and also hassle free. Perfect conditions for what he hopes will turn into double long-distance gold at the Olympics.

When he won his 5,000-meter gold at the European Championships in damp, overcast conditions and 61-degree temperatures on Wednesday, he knew it may well be a lot like the weather in his hometown of London on Aug. 4, when the Olympic 10,000 is scheduled.

Farah said that if "it is raining and cold it is not too bad."

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