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Farah confirms fitness for Commonwealth Games

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Mo Farah was forced to pull out of the Glasgow Grand Prix due to abdominal pains © Getty Images
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Mo Farah has confirmed he has shaken off an illness scare and is fit to take part at the Commonwealth Games later this month.

Farah, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012, was forced to withdraw from last week's Diamond League meeting in Glasgow due to abdominal pains and admitted he was unsure if he would be fit for the Commonwealth Games.

British Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos claimed Farah would need to come through a "big training session" to prove his fitness for the event.

Later on Wednesday, Farah tweeted from his French training base in Font Romeu on Wednesday that he was good to go for next week.

The Commonwealth Games begin on July 23 with Farah expected to compete for England in the 5,000m next Sunday and the 10,000m on August 1.

He is also scheduled to run in the two-mile event at the Anniversary Games in London this weekend.

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