Athletics: Collapse led Mo Farah to miss Commonwealth Games
Published on Aug 12, 2014 5:23 AM
ZURICH (AFP) - Mo Farah, the reigning world and Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion, missed the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because he collapsed and knocked himself out on a bathroom floor and spent four days in hospital.
The 31-year-old British runner explained the full reason for his absence from Glasgow after arriving in Zurich for the European Athletics Championships, where he will contest the 10,000m on Wednesday and the 5,000m on Friday.
He had originally withdrawn from the England team for the Commonwealth Games citing a lack of fitness after suffering from illness in the wake of his disappointing eighth-placed finish on his marathon debut in London in April.
"I basically had a tooth taken out because it was chipped and it got infected," said Farah, in an interview with BBC television.
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