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Saturday 3 December 2016

Mo Farah: I've answered all the doping allegations against my trainer

Boiling over: Mo Farah
Boiling over: Mo Farah

Mo Farah insists he has answered all the questions he can regarding doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.

The two-time Olympic champion has come under heavy scrutiny after it was alleged Salazar and his US team, the Nike Oregon Project, had violated anti-doping rules and doped US record holder Galen Rupp.

Salazar, who has worked with Farah since 2011, and Rupp both deny any wrongdoing and Salazar wrote an 11,700-word rebuttal against the accusations.

There is no suggestion Farah has broken any rules but the athlete came under pressure after it emerged he missed two drug tests in the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics.

When asked by ITV's Good Morning Britain if he had "put all that to one side" regarding drug allegations surrounding his coach, Farah said: "For sure, yes."

He continued: "It's not a nice thing but at the same time, I answered everything that I can and it's not in my control, it's nothing to do [with me].

"But at the same time I've answered everything. At the minute I just want to carry on running, enjoy what I do and - do you know what drives me everyday?

"Spending time with these kids, giving something back to the community, to the kids and taking part in competitions."

Farah will run the 3000m at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games on Friday as part of his preparations for the World Championships in Beijing next month.

The Anniversary Games will see a return to London's Olympic Stadium for the 32-year-old, who won double gold for Great Britain in the 5000m and 1000m in 2012.

"I'm very excited to be able to go back in that stadium and compete again, in front of my home crowd," Farah said.

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