MO FARAH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gold-medal-winning runner Mo Farah ‘relieved’ to be exempt from travel ban, can return to family in U.S.

UPDATE: Our original story was about four-time gold-medal winner Mo Farah — a British citizen born in Somalia — being unsure if he could return to his family in the United States due to Donald Trump’s immigration policy. But reports surfaced late on Sunday night that Farah will indeed be okay to return to the United States (via ESPN): Following conversations between British...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Somalia-born Farah troubled by Trump's travel ban

LONDON (AP) Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah says U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy ''seems to have made me an alien'' and fears he may not be able to return to his U.S. home. Farah is a British citizen who was born in Somalia, one of seven predominantly Muslim nations subject to the executive order signed by Trump that temporarily bans entry to the United States...
Via Associated Press
14 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

Can anybody slow down distance runner Mo Farah?

On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar.  With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 26, 2015  |  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

Farah runs fastest ever indoor time for 2 miles

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) 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. Farah put aside a Twitter row with a British teammate in the build-up to the race to cross the line in 8 minutes, 3.40 seconds. The time eclipsed Kenenisa Bekele's world best of 8:04.35 at the same meeting seven...
Via Associated Press
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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