This release came out today from the London Marathon. Stuart Weir will be covering the event live for RunBlogRun in the London media area.
Mo Farah, one of the finest distance runners in British history, has a hip injury and will not be racing the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday, October 2, 2022.
Mo Farah has been moving to the marathon over the past several years, with mixed results. A recent article in the Evening Standard noted that London’s Hugh Brasher is hoping Mo Farah competes for next April 2023, when London returns to the regular date. Mo Farah will turn 40 just before next year’s event!
How will Mo Farah deal with this injury? Will he decide to call it quits, or will he go out with a big last marathon, which is what the management at London Marathon would like to do?
We will just have to wait and see!
SIR MO FARAH IS OUT OF TCS LONDON MARATHON ON SUNDAY
Hip injury rules out four-time Olympic champion from home-town marathon
Sir Mo Farah has withdrawn from the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday, 2 October.
The four-time Olympic champion and six-time world champion had been training well and won The Big Half in London earlier this month (4 September), but recently was hit with a hip injury and, despite intensive treatment, is not fit to compete on Sunday.
Sir Mo 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 at the TCS London Marathon. 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 on Sunday.
“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 gives 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.”
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the TCS London Marathon, said: “We are so sorry that Sir Mo is not fit to run on Sunday. We wish him a very speedy recovery and hope to see him running the 2023 TCS London Marathon in April next year.”