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Mo responds to Salazar doping storm: Full Press Conference Audio

Mo Farah responded passionately to being linked to the drug storm surrounding Alberto Salazar and his training partner Galen Rupp at a press conference in the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham this afternoon. Farah feels his name has been dragged through the “mud” and it’s not good for his family, his fans or his sponsors.

The double Olympic champion, who races over 1500m tomorrow, believes his “reputation is getting ruined” and put the pressure on Alberto Salazar to respond to the allegations in the BBC documentary Catch Me If You Can. “If they turn (allegations) turn out to be true I’ll be the first to leave him,” said Farah who continued “I’ve never been on thyroid,” and “never” been offered it. He said he was “angry” watching the documentary.

You can listen to the full press conference below and follow our live tweets from the press conference where Farah also said, if it was up to him, he wouldn’t have signed Justin Gatlin to a Nike contract.

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