Mo Farah sensationally collapsed and was taken away in a wheelchair following his second place in the New York City half-marathon.

The 30-year-old was reportedly unconscious for three minutes after finishing in 61 minutes, eight seconds but was not taken to hospital.

Farah finished 18 seconds behind race winner Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya after a fall with another competitor five miles in.

The collapse at the finish line, though, will be a worry for the double Olympic track champion as he bids to make his full marathon debut in London next month.

Double world and Olympic 100metres and 200m champion Usain Bolt tweeted his support for Farah, saying: ‘Heard what happened champ @Mo_Farah … I hope your okay.’

It is not the first time Farah has collapsed after finishing second in a race. He also did so in the European Cross Country Championships in 2009.

Thankfully he quickly recovered and was able to attend the post-race press conferences, telling reporters: ‘I feel good. I just tried so hard in the race. It’s not a big deal.

‘When I fell, I fell pretty hard. I told myself “don’t rush” but when I saw the gap, the gap was big.

source: metro UK