Commonwealth Games 2014: Double Olympic, World Champion Mo Farah Pulls Out Due to Fitness Concerns

Mo Farah's withdrawal falls on the first day of the Commonwealth Games 2014 competition in Glasgow and robs the event of a major draw.

updated: July 24, 2014 15:40 IST
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Glasgow: England's double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonwealth Games due to fitness concerns, his team announced on Thursday. (Also read: Usain Bolt basts officials for reducing Tyson Gay's doping ban)

The 5,000 and 10,000 metres Olympic and world champion was recently laid low by illness and has decided to pull out of the Glasgow event in order to work on his fitness ahead of next month's European Championships in Zurich. (Also read: Indian flag upside down in CWG 2014 official song video)

"I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games," Farah, 31, said in a statement released by Team England.

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