Mo Farah plays down concerns after New York half-marathon collapse

Mo Farah insists there was no cause for concern after he collapsed at the end of the New York half-marathon on Sunday

Mo Farah insisted there was no cause for concern after he collapsed at the conclusion of the New York half-marathon – and claims everything is on course for his eagerly-awaited debut over double the distance in London.

The double Olympic and world champion suffered a heavy fall early in the race but got back on his feet to cross the line behind winner Geoffrey Mutai.

Sometimes things happen out of your control and you’ve just got to move on

Mo Farah

And he blamed the frigid conditions in New York and the fall for the dramatic finale to his race, with Farah taken away in a wheelchair to be given medical treatment.

“I’m all right,” he said. “It’s fine. It’s not a big deal.

“I was just pretty much seeing stars. Everything was kind of blurred to me. I just wanted to keep going. I didn’t want to stop and drop.

“I tried my hardest and gave 110 per cent. That’s all you can do. Sometimes things happen out of your control and you’ve just got to move on.

“It doesn’t make you a bad athlete. The guys are pretty decent athletes. It’s not like Joe Blow or someone else who’s beaten you.”

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