Glasgow 2014: Mo Farah faces ‘big session’ in fitness battle




Mo Farah’s chances of appearing at the Commonwealth Games will become clearer after he trains on Wednesday.
Farah, 31, pulled out of last weekend’s Diamond League event in Glasgow after he was hospitalised with an illness.
His first aim will be to return in time for Sunday’s London Anniversary Games.
“He has a big session on Wednesday that will decide whether he is fit to come to London and push on to the Commonwealth Games,” UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos said.
Farah was admitted to hospital in the United States with abdominal pains at the start of the month and, after further tests in the United Kingdom, was given the all-clear to resume training.
He is currently at his training base in Font Romeu, France, and is scheduled to run two miles at the Anniversary Games  in London this weekend as a warm-up for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Asked on BBC Radio 5 live on Monday if he was going to be fit for Glasgow 2014, Farah replied: “It’s a good question. I don’t know.”
He added: “Hopefully I should be good. I have missed a bit of training, but we’ll make a decision further down the line.”[eap_ad_2]
Farah is due to compete for England in the 5,000m and 10,000m in the track and field competition at the Commonwealths, which starts on Sunday, 27 July.
“I’ll see what I can do,” said Farah. “My aim is to compete in both events.”
British Athletics performance director Neil Black in confident about Farah’s fitness. He said: “Mo has had some challenges with his health which have all been dealt with and he is now phasing back into full training.
“He is really positive about things and he is thinking optimistically about the summer.
“Obviously it would be impossible for him at this stage to be 100 per cent sure he will be able to do everything, but that’s the plan and there is no reason at this stage to think otherwise.”
However, if Farah does not compete in Glasgow it would be another high-profile loss for the Games.
Home favourite Sir Chris Hoy retired last year, while fellow cyclist Mark Cavendish is injured after damaging shoulder ligaments in a fall during the Tour de France earlier this month.
Heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, another London 2012 gold medallist, is also taking time out from competition to have a baby.
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, winner of the 100m and 200m at the past two Olympics, will be in Glasgow but says he will only run the relay.   (BBC Sport)[eap_ad_3]



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