Flu hit Mo Farah pulls out of Edinburgh XCountry

Mo Farah . Picture: Getty
Mo Farah . Picture: Getty
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MO FARAH has disappointed Scottish fans again after pulling out of the Great Edinburgh XCountry international challenge because of illness.

The 5,000 and 10,000 metres Olympic champion, who also withdrew from last summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness before going on to win double gold at the European Championships in Zurich the following month, was due to compete for Great Britain and Northern Ireland against the United States and Europe at Holyrood Park in the Scottish capital on Saturday.

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But Farah told Athletics Weekly: “Unfortunately I have to cancel my participation in the Great Edinburgh XCountry as I had the flu over the Christmas and New Year period and had to take some days off training.

“My main goal for 2015 is the IAAF World T&F Championships in Beijing and I will keep training hard to defend my 5,000m and 10,000m titles.”

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