Farah feeling ‘much more upbeat’


Published: Friday 12th June 2015 by The News Editor

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Mo Farah says he is feeling “much more upbeat” after last week seeing his coach Alberto Salazar accused of administering banned substances .

A BBC Panorama documentary alleged that Salazar was involved in doping his athlete Galen Rupp, silver medallist at the 2012 London Olympics behind Farah in the 10,000 metres, when the American was only 16 years of age. Both Salazar and Rupp have denied those claims.

Double Olympic champion Farah has not been accused of doing anything illegal but he pull ed out of last Sunday’s Diamond League meeting in Birmingham stating he was ”physically and emotionally drained”.

In a message posted on his official Facebook page overnight, Farah again apologised for missing that event while also revealing he was feeling more positive after a difficult week.

He said: ” I mentioned at the weekend that the past week has been tough for me, but having spent a few days with my family and having time to reflect, I am feeling much more upbeat.

“However, I do realise that at the weekend I disappointed a lot of people by pulling out of the race and I wanted to apologise again to you all and say a massive thanks for your on-going support. Hope to see you soon!!”

American Salazar, who coaches Farah in the United States, is head coach at the prestigious Nike Oregon Project in Portland, and an ”unpaid consultant” for UK Athletics. Farah said this week that he intends to stand by his coach until he was proven to have done wrong.

Published: Friday 12th June 2015 by The News Editor

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