Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 31 May 2016

Mo Farah not ready to return after Marathon effort

BY Guy Aspin

Published 22/05/2014

Ruled out: Mo Farah
Ruled out: Mo Farah

Mo Farah has pulled out of his first scheduled race since the London Marathon.

The 31-year-old was due to compete in the Bupa London 10,000, a 10 kilometres road race in the capital on Sunday, but has decided he is not yet ready to return to action.

Farah's agent, Ulsterman Ricky Simms, said: "Mo has decided not to compete in the Bupa London 10,000 because he is not yet ready to race after the London Marathon.

"He took a few weeks off training, went on holiday and just resumed jogging 10 days ago. He's looking forward to being a guest at the events."

The world and Olympic champion over 5,000 and 10,000 metres struggled on his marathon debut on April 13, coming home in eighth place.

Farah's focus is now back on regaining his track speed and winning his first Commonwealth title after confirming last week he would take part in the Games in Glasgow.

He has yet not announced over which distance or distances he will race at Hampden Park, with the 1,500m, 5,000m and 10,000m all possibilities.

Farah's only other confirmed outing so far this summer is at the Sainsbury's Glasgow Grand Prix on July 12.

Meanwhile, Olympic high jump bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz will miss the Commonwealth Games due to knee surgery.

Grabarz will have an operation next week to fix a long-standing knee tendon problem.

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