Sir Mo Farah to skip European Athletics Championships and focus on Doha
By Press Association
Last Updated: 26/04/18 1:47pm
Sir Mo Farah will not run the marathon for Great Britain at the European Athletics Championships in August.
Press Association Sport understands the Berlin race is not on Farah's radar, with next year's World Championships in Doha a priority.
The 35-year-old Farah came third at the London Marathon on Sunday in a British record time.
Farah ran two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds to beat Steve Jones' 33-year-old record in London, as Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge won the race for a third time.
Farah, a four-time Olympic gold medallist, was competing in his first 26.2-mile race since retiring from the track last year.
Callum Hawkins, who collapsed while leading the Commonwealth Games marathon earlier this month, will also not run in Berlin.
With Jonny Mellor, who was left out of England's Commonwealth Games squad, not travelling, it means there will be an all-woman marathon team in Berlin in August.
British Athletics performance director Neil Black said: "Several British men fulfilled the qualifying standard and it was the intention of the selection panel to have representation in Berlin.
"However personal preference or injury means no places were accepted."
GB's all-woman marathon squad in Berlin in the summer includes Lily Partridge, Tracy Barlow, Sonia Samuels, Alyson Dixon, Charlotte Purdue and Caryl Jones.
Black added: "We are encouraged by the strength of performances during the qualification period and we look forward to being competitive in the women's event in the European Marathon Cup. "