Alistair broke clear of the field on the run - the last of three legs in a triathlon race - and his time would have seen him finish second last in the 10,000m Olympic final, which was
won by Farah in a time of 27:30.
Although the 24-year-old is keen to test himself in a purely running race, he doubts whether he could ever get anywhere near Farah's level.
"I wasn't far off [Farah's time], but it is still hundreds of miles away in terms of making that time up," Alistair added.
"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].
"It [the 10,000m] is probably something that will help my triathlon and help my ability to run that 10km at the end of the triathlon really fast."
Despite admitting to having his head turned by the appeal of the track, Alistair is adamant he will always be a triathlete first and foremost.
"I want to try do some 10km races on the road and see how that goes, but definitely, I'm a triathlete through and through and that is always going to be my priority," he said.
Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold
When asked if he would defend his Olympic title in Rio, Alistair added: "Absolutely, yeah. Triathlon is one of those sports where the Olympics is by far the biggest thing in it, so it is focused Olympics to Olympics."
Brother Jonny says he and his brother want to finish first and second in Rio.
Spain's Javier Gomez separated them in London, although he was aided by Jonny receiving a 15-second penalty for a breach of the rules during the swimming-cycling transition.
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