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Mo Farah splits from coach Alberto Salazar and will return to Britain

Salazar (centre) alongside Farah (right) and training partner Galen Rupp (left) at the London 2012 Olympics (Image credit: PA)

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has split from coach Alberto Salazar and will return to Britain. Farah, 34, who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012 and Rio 2016, said his decision was based on a desire to move back to London. Salazar is being investigated by the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) after BBC’s Panorama made allegations about drugs ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Mo Farah makes history by winning 10,000m gold

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Mo Farah became the first British track and field athlete to win three Olympic gold medals as he retained his 10,000m title with a thrilling victory in Rio. The 33-year-old overcame a mid-race fall and powered clear of the field in the final 100m to win in 27 minutes five seconds. Kenya’s Paul Tanui took silver, with Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola ...

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Mo Farah wins historic World Championships 5,000m gold

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Great Britain’s Mo Farah has completed a historic ‘triple-double’ by winning 5,000m gold at the World Championships. Farah, who won the 5,000m and 10,000m double at the 2012 Olympics and 2013 World Championships, has already won the 10,000m title in Beijing. The race started at a slow pace until Caleb Ndiku took the lead with two laps to go. But ...

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World Championships 2015: Mo Farah through to 5,000m final

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Britain’s Mo Farah was almost pushed over on the final bend of his 5,000m heat but qualified for Saturday’s World Championships final in Beijing. Farah, who claimed his sixth successive global title when he won 10,000m gold at the weekend, recovered to finish second in 13 minutes 19.44 seconds. The defending champion, 32, was touched on the back by Canada’s ...

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Mo Farah wins 10,000m World Championships gold

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Mo Farah made it six global distance titles in a row as he retained his 10,000m crown despite a last-lap stumble to win Britain’s first gold of the 2015 World Championships. Seven years ago in this stadium in Beijing, Farah crashed out of the Olympics after failing to qualify from the heats of the 5,000m. But the 32-year-old Olympic champion ...

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Mo Farah: Olympic champion questioned by Usada lawyer

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Mo Farah was questioned by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Saturday as part of an investigation into claims the Olympic champion’s coach Alberto Salazar breached anti-doping rules. Briton Farah, who won the 3,000m at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, was interviewed for five hours by Usada lawyer Bill Bock. There is no suggestion the double Olympic ...

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Mo Farah says he is 100% clean after allegations about coach

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British double Olympic champion Mo Farah says he is “100% clean”, following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar. UK Anti-Doping (Ukad) and the US Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) are investigating claims made in the BBC Panorama programme Catch Me If You Can. It alleged Salazar violated various anti-doping rules and used testosterone medication on Galen Rupp in 2002, when the ...

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Alberto Salazar issues point-by-point denial on doping allegations

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American coach Alberto Salazar has again denied allegations of doping made by the BBC, which he previously said had adversely affected his Olympic medallists Mo Farah and Galen Rupp. American coach Alberto Salazar has issued a 12,000-word denial over claims that he has been involved in doping. Salazar is being investigated by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to determine if ...

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Mo Farah: Olympic champion says he has never doped

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Great Britain’s Mo Farah says he has never taken performance enhancing drugs, after doping allegations were made against his coach Alberto Salazar. A BBC investigation alleged that Salazar had practised doping techniques with US athlete Galen Rupp. Olympic champion Farah said Salazar had reassured him the claims were false and “he will soon be providing evidence”. “I’ve never taken performance-enhancing ...

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