Alistair Brownlee has said that he would one day be interested in competing in the 10,000m on the track. However, the Olympic Champion concedes that bridging the time to the likes of Mo Farah will not be easy.
Brownlee finished the 10km run at the London 2012 Olympics in 29 minutes and seven seconds – just 97 seconds off Mo Farah’s gold medal performance on the track in 10km. Brownlee’s performance in Hyde Park – which would have seen him finish second-last in the Olympic stadium – sparked a raft of speculation that the Brit could have a go on the track at some point, and the Leeds lad hasn’t ruled it out.
“I would love to [take part] but, obviously, qualification is pretty tough, so we will see,” Brownlee told the BBC. “I wasn’t far off [Farah's time], but it is still hundreds of miles away in terms of making that time up.”
“But I would love to give it a go. Over the next few years, if anything gives me a chance to try some different things, new challenges, [I'd be keen to try them].”
Brownlee has already signalled his intention to try new things out by entering the 2013 Abu Dhabi Triathlon. Boasting a 1.5km swim, 100km bike and 10km run, the race will see Brownlee go up against some of the best middle distance triathletes in the world for a share of one of the largest prize purses in triathlon.