Wednesday 17 January 2018

Mo Farah out of Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games
Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games

Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games.

Team England announced the 31-year-old double Olympic and world champion, who was due to go for gold over 5,000 and 10,000 metres in Glasgow, had made good progress on his recovery from a recent illness, but had withdrawn to focus on getting back to full fitness in time for next month's European Championships in Zurich.

The news is a major blow to the Games, coming the morning after they launched with a spectacular opening ceremony at Celtic Park.

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