Statement Issued On Behalf Of Mo Farah

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This week has been very stressful and taken a lot out of me. I have not been able to focus properly on today’s race and after the events of the last few days feel emotionally and physically drained. I want to run well in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing and have decided it is better for me to go back to the US, seek answers to my questions and get back into training.

I apologise to the people who bought tickets to come and watch me race and ask for your understanding at this time.