Via David monti's twitter
The 5000m at the #BirminghamGP on Saturday has been cancelled, as has @G_Rupp's participation in the meet. @Mo_Farah will run the 3000m.
Not necessarily a huge development but potentially a big one as Rupp is normally like a machine. Admittedly, he did bomb the US champs this time of year last year in the 3000.
What do you think the reasoning is? In order of most likely to least likely.
A few options.
1) He's sick.
2) Not in good enough shape - Despite the hot mile in Boston and the 7:34, they just don't think he's quite fit enough and will be able to grind it out for a 5000.
3) He's injured - minor or major?
4) The rabbiting/field wasn't going to be good enough.
5) More sinister. I'm not going to go there but I've read the same threads everyone else has.