LEGENDARY Olympian Sir Mo Farah retired from track and field – and sadly had to retire from the London Marathon as well.
The four-time gold medalist brought sadness to the athletics world when he announced his retirement from the big stage.
And that means Team GB will have to rely on someone else to establish long-distance dominance at the Paris 2024 Olympics.
SunSport knows exactly why Sir Mo Farah will NOT be running in the London Marathon today.
Will Mo Farah take part in the 2022 London Marathon?
Mo Farah announced during the week of the London Marathon that he will not be running this year due to a hip injury.
Although he is expected to compete in next April’s 2023 race to fulfill a contractual agreement, although he will be 40 by then.
Farah said: “I’ve been training really hard for the past few months.
“I had gotten back into good shape and was quite optimistic that I could do well in the London Marathon.
“However, for the past 10 days I have been experiencing pain and tightness in my right hip.
“I’ve had extensive physiotherapy and treatment and have done everything I could to get on the start line but haven’t improved enough to compete on Sunday.
“It’s really disappointing to have to retire after a good few months.
“I have always loved racing in front of my home crowd in London who are always so supportive of us athletes.
“I wish everyone who takes part on Sunday a good run and I hope to be on the road with you again in April 2023.”
Sunday’s race should have been Farah’s first marathon since Chicago in 2019 as he struggled with injuries.
Farah revealed in a BBC documentary in July that he was illegally smuggled into the UK from Somalia as a child.
He also said he hid the truth about his background and even his name isn’t real.
When is the London Marathon 2022 and can I watch it on TV for FREE?
This year’s London Marathon is set to take place TODAY – Sunday October 2nd.
The first race of the 26.2 mile course will be started from about 8:30am UK time and all the action can be followed on BBC One, BBC iPlayer or the BBC Sport website.
And the route includes runners passing London landmarks like The Shard, over Tower Bridge and the London Eye, but it starts at Blackheath in Greenwich.
UK citizens with a valid TV license can watch all the action for FREE on the BBC iPlayer app or the BBC Sport website.
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