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Farah collapses on finish line in New York

ESPN staff
March 16, 2014
Mo Farah tumbled during the race © Getty Images

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah collapsed on the finish line after completing the New York half marathon.

The Briton was carted off on a wheelchair after finishing in second place to Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai by 18 seconds after the winner posted a time of one hour and 50 seconds.

Farah also suffered a trip following a collision with another runner in the leading pack after five miles. However, Farah was quick to play down any issues with his health, later telling reporters: "I feel good. I just tried so hard in the race. It's not a big deal."

The fall cost Farah as he fell 25 seconds behind leader Mutai, and when he crossed the finish line he was seen standing after the race, but moments later was on the ground and being attended to by medics. He was soon taken away in a wheelchair.

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