No Mo at Commonwealth Games

Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to recover from a recent illness.
Farah, 31, won the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012 and was set to run both distances in Scotland.
However, he has decided to stay at his training camp to be fit for August’s European Championships in Zurich.
The Team England athlete said it was a “tough decision”, adding: “The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big setback.”
He added: “Training is getting better but I need another few weeks to get back to the level I was at in 2012 and 2013.
“I really wanted to add the Commonwealth titles to my Olympic and World Championships, but the event is coming a few weeks too soon for me.
“My body is telling me it’s not ready to race yet.”
Farah’s decision is another setback to the Games after a number of key withdrawals in athletics events.
Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica was ruled out because he needed a hamstring operation and England’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson withdrew from the women’s heptathlon on Monday with a foot injury.
Farah had missed the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow earlier this month because of illness but had been confident of appearing, saying that “training was going good”.
 Credit: BBC

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