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Farah withdraws from London 10,000

ESPN staff
May 21, 2014
Mo Farah finished eighth in the London Marathon in April © Getty Images

Mo Farah has pulled out of what would have been his first scheduled race since he finished eighth in the London Marathon in April.

Farah was due to compete in the Bupa London 10,000 on Sunday but the 31-year-old has withdrawn having only returned to training 10 days ago.

"Mo has decided not to compete because he is not yet ready to race after the London Marathon," Farah's agent Ricky Simms said in a statement.

"He took a few weeks off training, went on holiday and just resumed jogging 10 days ago. He's looking forward to being a guest at the events."

Farah, who won both the 5,000 metres and 10,000m at the London 2012 Olympic Games, recently announced he will be taking part in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this July.

There were concerns for Farah in the build-up to the London Marathon when he collapsed at the end of the New York half-marathon in March. His coach Alberto Salazar also said that he wanted the runner not to run any more marathons until after the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

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