Mo is no doper, blasts coach

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MO FARAH’S coach Al­berto Salazar has staunchly de­fended his ath­lete against dop­ing ac­cu­sa­tions pop­ping up on web­site fo­rums.

Farah won the 5,000m and 10,000m ti­tles at the World Cham­pi­onships in Moscow to re­peat the mo­men­tous dou­ble he achieved at the 2012 Lon­don Olympics.

And Salazar said: “It both­ers me when peo­ple ques­tion my in­tegrity.

“At this level, we know we’re clean. We know we’re never go­ing to test pos­i­tive for any­thing. No way in the world. I have a clear con­science.

“Ev­ery­body be­lieves that if any­body runs well they have to be on drugs. That’s their ex­cuse for why they don’t run well.

“So there are fewer peo­ple for us to worry about be­cause they’re all us­ing this as an ex­cuse.”

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