Great Britain's Olympic hero Mo Farah said he is "feeling good" after collapsing moments after finishing second in the New York half-marathon. 

The dual 5,000/10,000m Olympic champion was taken away in a wheelchair as many feared he could miss next month's London Marathon. 

"It's not a big deal," Farah, who finished behind Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai, told reporters. "I was seeing stars. Everything was kind of blurred to me. I just wanted to keep going. I didn't want to stop and drop."

Farah is preparing to make his full marathon debut in London next month and has vowed to chase the British record held by Welshman Steve Jones, who ran the 1985 Chicago Marathon in two hours seven minutes 13 seconds.

During the race at the weekend, the 30-year-old was in a leading group of eight before he was tripped at the five mile mark allowing Mutai and Stephen Nambu to surge ahead. 

The Brit recovered well to overtake Nambu close to the end but finished 18 seconds behind the eventual winner in a time of 1:01.08. 

"I'm not sure what happened. I just remember falling and hitting the ground quite hard. I got caught on my hip, my ankle, the whole right-hand side," he added. "At that point, I just wanted to get back up and get with the group. It did take quite a lot out of me.

This is the second time Farah has collapsed. After he finished the European Cross-Country championships in Ireland during 2009, he then fell to the ground after winning silver.


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