July 24th, 2014 (ISN)

Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games due to illness

Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

The news is quite a blow to the games as it saw Farah as being a major draw for audiences.

Farah said: “I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big setback for me. Training is getting better here in Font Romeu but I need another few weeks to get back to the level I was at in 2012 and 2013.

“I really wanted to add the Commonwealth titles to my Olympic and World Championships but the event is coming a few weeks too soon for me as my body is telling me it’s not ready to race yet. Best wishes to my fellow athletes in Glasgow”

We wish Mo Farah a speedy recovery.

Don’t forget there are thousands of athletes still in the games for you to support