Mo Farah Was Airlifted to Hospital After Bathroom Collapse!
Mo Farah has revealed he had to be airlifted to hospital after collapsing following a training run.
The Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion was still recovering from the after-effects of this year’s gruelling London Marathon debut when the scare happened.
“I went for a run, came back and collapsed in the bathroom,” said Farah.
“I was in so much pain from my stomach. I had to be airlifted to the main hospital. They thought something was going on with my heart.”
Farah also collapsed at the end of the New York Half-Marathon in May.
On the latest occasion, he was in hospital in Utah for four days.
“It was crazy,” he said. “It was scary at the time.
“I had no-one there. I was in Park City by myself. We had to decide whether to get flights for (his wife) Tania and the kids.
“I have been in pain. This was ridiculous. I couldn’t take it. That is why they thought there was something going wrong with my heart.”
Those fears were unfounded, although it cost him any chance of competing at last month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
“If I am going to turn up, I have to be 100%. I am not going to get beaten at home,” he added.
Without being aware of the facts, Farah’s decision was greeted with dismay by some of the fans who had bought tickets for the Games, expecting to see one of Great Britain’s Olympic stars.
“To the people who bought tickets, I am genuinely disappointed I did not take part,” he said. “At the same time, I went through a lot – and I wasn’t ready.
“I did one track session. Paula (Radcliffe) was timing me and she told me to stop. She had seen it. I wasn’t right.
“Later on, Paula said I’d taken the easy option withdrawing from the Commonwealth Games, which is not fair as she’d seen me struggle.”
Farah, who has fully recovered now, was so upset at missing out, he didn’t even watch any of the action on television.
“I didn’t see anything,” added the 31-year-old. “It was too painful. I would have loved to have been there. But there was no way.”