Mo Farah has been told by Team England that he will have to make a decision on the Commonwealth Games by early June.
Farah competed in his first marathon in London earlier in the month and was hoping to make his decision at a Grand Prix meet in Glasgow just 15 days before the Games begin.
It now seems that option has been taken away from the 31-year-old and Farah will have to say if he is going to run by June, even though he will still be in his recovery period, reports The Telegraph.
The current Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion struggled to an eighth placed finish in his debut race and while it seems he will switch back to the track for the next two years, it is unclear whether he will compete in the Commonwealths.
The selection date comes just two weeks into the outdoor season, and may, therefore, provide problems, not only for Farah, but also all athletes who are recovering from injuries.
For the distance runner, though, it is especially problematic, as he will only just be on his way back to track running.
If he doesn't compete, then he will join the growing list of big name athletes opting to miss the Games. If he does race, he will be the star attraction and big favourite to win gold.
The Games begin, in Glasgow, on July 23.
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