Mo Farah is set to return to road race action in September at the Bupa Great North Run.

The double world and Olympic track champion has had his summer plans interrupted by illness and was forced to withdraw from the 5000m and 10,000m – the distances over which he won his Olympic and world titles – at the Commonwealth Games.

He is due to contest both those distances at the European Championships in Zurich which begin next week and after the summer season will switch his focus back to the roads for the half-marathon Great North Run event on September 7.

Mo Farah to return to roads in the 2014 Great North Run.