Last update: 09/28/22 5:10 p.m.
Sir Mo Farah withdrew from the TCS London Marathon on Sunday with a hip injury.
The four-time Olympic and six-time world champion had trained well and won The Big Half in London earlier this month, but was recently hit with a hip injury and, despite intensive treatment, is not not fit to compete on Sunday.
“I have been training really hard over the past few months and getting back into shape and feeling quite optimistic about my ability to put in a good performance at the TCS London Marathon,” Farah said in a statement.
“However, for the past 10 days I have experienced pain and tightness in my right hip. I have undergone extensive physiotherapy and treatment and have done everything I can to be on the starting line, but it did not improve enough to compete on Sunday.
“It’s really disappointing to have to retire after a good last few months and after winning The Big Half, but also because I love racing in front of my home crowd in London who always give us athletes incredible support.
“I wish everyone who participates on Sunday a good race and I hope to be back with you in April 2023.”
Hugh Brasher, Events Director of the TCS London Marathon, said: “We are very sorry that Sir Mo was not fit to run on Sunday. We wish him a very speedy recovery and hope to see him run the 2023 TCS London Marathon next April. . year.”