4-time Olympic champion Mo Farah’s hopes of representing Nice Britain in Tokyo appear to be over after he fell properly wanting the qualifying mark within the European 10,000m Cup in Birmingham.
The 38-year-old was eighth, behind fellow Briton Marc Scott, in a race that doubles because the Olympic trial.
Farah’s time of 27 minutes 50.54 seconds was greater than 22 seconds wanting the required time.
Farah has till 27 June to dip contained in the 27:28 commonplace.
Alternatively he might flip his consideration to the 5,000m, an occasion he gained gold in at each London 2012 and Rio 2016, on the British Championships on 26 June.
Nevertheless, Farah’s disappointing efficiency means that his plan to retire after a monitor comeback in Tokyo could also be introduced ahead.
Extra to observe.