Mo Farah’s Medical Records to Be Reviewed

Faces scrutiny in light of doping claims against coach Alberto Salazar

Jun 9, 2015
Outside Magazine
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Mo Farah after winning the men’s 3,000 meters in London.    Richard Phipps/Flickr

UK Athletics will reexamine the medical and blood test records of British track star Mo Farah, according to a report in the Guardian. The current world and Olympic champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters has come under scrutiny after reports in the BBC and ProPublica linking his coach, Alberto Salazar, to doping.  

Salazar has called the accusations “inaccurate and unfounded journalism,” and Farah has not been accused of any wrongdoing. “What we can look at is all the data surrounding our own athlete, Mo Farah. Blood data, supplements data—everything surrounding his medical treatment, we’re in charge of that,” UK Athletics chairman Jack Warner told the Guardian. “We need to make sure there’s nothing else there we haven’t seen, we’re not aware of, hasn’t been analyzed.”

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