Mo Farah declares himself fit for Commonwealth Games

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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has declared himself fit to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Farah, who won both the 5000 metre and 10,000m gold medals at London 2012, missed last weekend's Diamond League event through illness, but has revealed he is ready for the Commonwealth's.

He took to Twitter to say; "Training's going good! Next stop Commonwealth Games."

Doubling up

The 31-year-old is expected to compete in his two favourite events, after a difficult season which has included his first marathon attempt.

Farah ran the London Marathon in April, struggling to an eighth-place finish, and has since suffered both injuries and illness as he bids to get back to full fitness.

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The athlete was admitted to hospital in America at the start of the month after suffering with abdominal pains, but has since been cleared to return to training.

High profile withdrawals

This news will come as a boost to the event's organisers after a number of high-profile athletes withdrew from the Games.

Fellow Brit Jess Ennis-Hill pulled out after announcing her pregnancy at the start of the year, while global star Usain Bolt has revealed he will only compete in the relays.

The Games, with Farah, begin on July 23.

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