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Mo Farah out of Glasgow Diamond League

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Farah confirmed last month he was going to compete in the Commonwealths (©GettyImages)
Farah confirmed last month he was going to compete in the Commonwealths (©GettyImages).

British athlete Mo Farah has withdrawn from this weekend's Diamond League event in Glasgow with illness.

Stomach pains

Farah, 31, had been expected to compete over two miles at Hampden Park, is due to have tests this week after being admitted to hospital in the US with abdominal pains.

However, the double-Olympic champion from London two years ago still believes he will be fit to run in the Commonwealth Games in the Scottish city at the end of the month.

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"Sorry to everyone in Scotland but I won’t be able to make it there this week,” he was quoted as saying on Athletics Weekly.

"I hope to resume training in the next few days and aim to run in the London Anniversary Games on 20 July and then the Commonwealth Games the following week."

Marathon struggle and injuries

Farah has not had the best of seasons in build-up to the Commonwealths. After deciding at the start of the year to have a go at the marathon, he struggled to finish eighth on his debut in London.

Since then, the World Champion over the 5000 metre and 10,000m, has suffered a series of niggling injuries and has only competed on the track a couple of times all year.

This weekend's event was expected to be a good test to see where Farah is at in terms of his own performance. After this week, there's less than two to go until the Games begin on JUly 23.

Farah confirmed in June he would be competing for England in both the 5000m and the 10,000m ,as he bids to add to his list of global titles.

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