World renowned athlete and two times Olympic champion has withdrawn from today’s Birmingham Diamond race following a doping allegation . The world athlete is said to be angry for his name being dragged into mud with the allegations surrounding his coach – Alberto Salazar’s involvement with doping.
Citing being “emotionally and physically drained, angry Mo, wants to go back to the US to seek answers following a stressful week. Although there’s not been any suggestion that the Olympian had done anything wrong.
Mo Farah is double Olympic & double World champion and the UK’s greatest ever distance runner. Arriving in London from Mogadishu, Somalia at the age of 8 and speaking very little English, the world champion grew up in West London and began running at school when spotted by his PE Teacher.
He became a very successful junior athlete winning the European Junior 5000m title in 2001. His major breakthrough on the senior stage came in 2006 when he won a silver medal in the 5000m in the European T&F Championships and later in the year won the European Cross Country Championships. In 2007, he went at a global level where he was 6th in the 2007 World T&F Championships and 7th in the 2009 World T&F Championships.
Mo’s career took another step forward in 2010 with a 5000m & 10,000m golden double at the European T&F Championships and a week later became the first British man to run sub 13 minutes for the 5000m with a National Record time of 12:57.94. In 2011, the 28 year old became the first British man to win the 5000m in the World T&F Championships a few days after winning the silver medal in the 10,000m. Smashing the European 10,000m Record with a time of 26:46.57 and improved the British 5000m Record to 12:53.11.