Yohan Blake, the second fastest man in history, said he is "disappointed to be missing out on Glasgow 2014" Blake, who won the 2011 World Championships 100m title, said "It was a tough decision to make."

The London 2012 Olympic Games 100m and 200m silver medallist said both his manager and coach believe he should "get back to the level I was at before because there is the World Championships and Olympics coming up in the next couple of years."

In the sportinglife story, Blake said: "Of course I'm disappointed to be missing out on Glasgow 2014 but it's in my best interests.

"I'm trying to be positive and there will be many more Commonwealth Games to look forward to.

"I'm sorry I'm not going to be here, the Scottish people have really been looking out for me. But they understand the level of competitive person I am.

The 'Beast' is in the city for this weekend's Diamond League meeting at Hampden – the Games' temporarily-transformed athletics venue – and will compete in the men's 100m on Friday night.


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