MO FARAH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Farah says linking him with 'drug misuse' claims upsetting

LONDON (AP) Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah maintained Sunday that he has always competed cleanly and never broken anti-doping rules, countering any association with ''allegations of drug misuse.'' The British middle-distance runner's statement followed fresh accusations published in the London-based Sunday Times newspaper about his American coach's use of medicines, based...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Farah wins final indoor race of career in European record

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) Mo Farah marked the final indoor race of his career by breaking his own European record over 5,000 meters in a win at the Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday. The four-time Olympic champion won in 13 minutes, 9.16 seconds, beating Bahrain's Albert Rop in a sprint for the line. The 33-year-old Farah is planning to transfer to road racing after the athletics...
Via Associated Press
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mo Farah completes distance ‘double-double’

Note: Updated to include Paul Chelimos disqualification and subsequent reinstatement Gold: Mo Farah (Great Britain) Silver: Paul Chelimo (United States) Bronze: Hagos Gebrhiwet (Kenya) Mo Farah is to distance running what Usain Bolt is to sprinting. Farah confirmed his status as the greatest distance runner of this generation by winning the 5000m gold medal Saturday night in Rio...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Farah says he never doped; missed tests were 'mistakes'

LONDON -- Two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says he's never taken performance-enhancing drugs and describes his two missed tests as "simple mistakes." The British distance runner missed two tests in the buildup to the 2012 Olympics, where he won gold medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, according to the Daily Mail newspaper. The report came at a time when Farah's American coach...
Via Associated Press
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Two-time Olympic champ Mo Farah runs fastest indoor 2-mile ever

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah ran the fastest ever indoor time over two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Saturday in his first race of 2015.
Via Fox Olympics
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mo Farah says he was hospitalized for 4 days

  Olympic champion Mo Farah says an infected tooth and a subsequent stomach ailment forced him to be hospitalized for four days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, hampering his preparation for this week's European Championships. The British distance runner told the BBC he had a tooth taken out which left him with an infection. He said that after a training run for the Commonwealth...
Via Associated Press
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Olympic long-distance double champ Farah to make full marathon debut

Olympic long-distance double champion Mo Farah will compete in the London Marathon in April, and this time he's planning to run the full distance. Farah ran the first half of the 2013 race to assess the course and opposition in preparation for his full marathon debut at this year's race on April 13. "I am expecting it to be one of my toughest races and a real learning experience...
Via FOX Sports
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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