London, Aug 12 ANI | 4 months ago

British Olympic track champion Mo Farah has lifted the lid on the terrifying medical emergency that led him to withdraw from the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow.

The double Olympic and World champion revealed how he collapsed unconscious and had to be airlifted to hospital, with medics fearing a heart problem. Farah spoke out to counter claims that he had taken the easy option by sidestepping a clash with the Kenyans in Glasgow and heading to the European Championships instead.

Farah said that he did not want to disappoint his fans and all those who had bought tickets, but he added that he was just nowhere near ready, The Mirror reported.

The drama began with a routine visit to the dentist while Farah was training in America. He said that he had a tooth taken out because it was chipped, and it got infected, adding that he was in a bit of pain, but went for a run.

Farah said that when he came back he collapsed on the bathroom floor, completely knocked out. He added that when he became conscious he called Cam Levins his training partner and he came round and got him on to his bed.

Farah said that he had been in so much pain from his stomach that Levins called an ambulance and it took him to hospital, and added that he then had to be airlifted to the main hospital as they thought something was going on with his heart.

Farah said that he was in hospital for four days and it had been scary.

(Posted on 12-08-2014)

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