Athletics: Mo Farah stays positive after Salazar doping scandal


Double Olympic champion Mo Farah says he is feeling more “upbeat” after his coach Alberto Salazar was embroiled in a doping scandal.

An investigation alleged that American Salazar, who coaches Farah in the United States, has practised doping techniques with other athletes.

“The past week has been tough, but having had time to reflect, I am feeling much more upbeat,” said Farah.

There is no suggestion that Farah himself has been involved in doping.

Farah pulled out of a Diamond League race in Birmingham on Sunday, saying he felt “emotionally and physically drained” by the allegations.

Farah added in a message on his Face book page:  “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.”

Salazar strenuously denies the allegations and has promised to show that they are based on “false statements”.