The four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah who was forced to withdrawn from this Sunday’s London Marathon due to injury has insisted that he is not planning to hang his running shoe anytime soon.
The 39m year-old who in October called time on his track career was set to compete in his first Marathon since 2019 but has been struggling with his right hip and will now not take any part in the prestigious race.
Farah who last month won the Big Half Marathon said, “I’ve been training really hard over the past few months and I’d got myself back into good shape and was feeling pretty optimistic about being able to put in a good performance.
“However, over the past 10 days I’ve been feeling pain and tightness in my right hip. I’ve had extensive physio and treatment and done everything I can to be on the start line but it hasn’t improved enough to compete.”
But he intends to race in 2023 when it switches back to its traditional date in April.
“It’s really disappointing to have to withdraw after a good last few months and after my win at The Big Half but also because I love racing in front of my home crowd in London who always give all of us athletes such amazing support.”I wish everyone taking part on Sunday a good run and I hope to be back out there with you in April 2023.”” Farah Concluded.