17 Jul

Farah Fit For Glasgow

Mo Farah

Mo Farah has been declared fit to compete at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The 31-year-old missed last week’s Diamond League meeting in Hampden due to abdominal pains but was given the all-clear to resume training last week.

The double Olympic gold medallist completed a rigorous training session on Wednesday and tweeted: "Training is going good! Next stop Commonwealth Games."

Farah is due to run the 5,000m and 10,000m in Glasgow. He was scheduled to run in the two-mile event at this weekend’s Anniversary Games in London, but has pulled out to focus on the Games, which start on Wednesday 23 July.

British Athletics’ performance director, Neil Black, revealed that Farah got the all clear after a series of tests at the end of last week and said there were “no concerns” that he wouldn't be ready, saying: “I expect Mo to be at the Commonwealth Games. That’s the plan and there is no reason to think otherwise. He’s been assessed. He’s got a clean bill of health. And he’s incredibly optimistic. He’s had a little challenge. He’s dealt with it. He’s looking forward.”

Farah will be joined in Glasgow by Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt, winner of the 100m and 200m at the past two Olympics, who is available to run in the Jamaican relay team.