Mo Farah to skip European Championships marathon

Mo Farah
Mo Farah

Sir Mo Farah will not run the marathon for Great Britain at the European Athletics Championships in August.

The 35-year-old, who came third at the London Marathon on Sunday in a British record time, will continue to focus on other events Press Association Sport understands.

It is understood the European Championships is not on Farah's radar with next year's World Championships in Doha a priority.

Scotland's Callum Hawkins, who collapsed while leading the Commonwealth Games marathon earlier this month, and Jonny Mellor, who was left out of England's squad for the Gold Coast, are also not travelling, meaning there is an all-woman marathon team for Berlin.

British Athletics performance director Neil Black said: "Several British men fulfilled the qualifying standard and it was the intention of the selection panel to have representation in Berlin however personal preference or injury means no places were accepted."

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