Mo FarahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coach, Alberto Salazar, has launched a scathing attack on the rumour-mongers who claim that the BritonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s world-beating achievements on the track are down to performance-enhancing drugs.
Salazar, who has transformed Farah into a double Olympic and world champion since linking up with him at the Ã¢â‚¬ËœNike Oregon ProjectÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in early 2011, insists the Briton can become the greatest distance runner in the history of the sport Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and will do it drug-free.
Website forums have been awash with speculation that FarahÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s domination of the track has been fuelled by doping, and the cynicism went into overdrive when he clocked 3Ã¢â‚¬â€°minÃ¢â‚¬â€°Ã¢â‚¬â€°28.8Ã¢â‚¬â€°sec to become the sixth fastest 1500 metres runner of all time in Monaco last month.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It bothers me when people question my integrity,Ã¢â‚¬Â Salazar said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But the way I look at it, if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want people to say things about you, go run real crappy and then nobody will talk about you. At this level, we know weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re clean. We know weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re never going to test positive for anything. No way in the world. I have a clear conscience.Ã¢â‚¬Â Read more