National Sports News
Double Olympic champion Mo Farah out of Commonwealth Games, illness recovery not complete
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:19 AM EDT
Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games because he has not recovered fully from a recent illness.
The team said Farah had made good progress on his recovery from his illness but had withdrawn to focus on getting back to full fitness for next month's European Championships in Zurich.
Farah was one of the big draw cards for the athletics program which begins on the weekend. Usain Bolt plans to run for Jamaica in a relay.