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Feel pretty sorry for him to be honest. Seems like a really good bloke.
(I also don't really care if he's sworn at someone).
He didn't even have Salazar as a coach for one of his missed piss tests - which were was perfectly within the rules at the time.
I mean, running PBs at 100 & 200 at the age of 33 - must be on the Arjen Robben diet
the fact that he's running faster as a 33 year old 'clean' athlete than he ran as a 24 year old doping athlete is weird, but not as weird as this;
"Gatlin is coached by Trevor Graham. Among athletes Graham has coached, eight have tested positive or received bans for performance enhancing drugs. After Gatlin's failed test, Graham stated in an interview that Gatlin had been sabotaged. He blamed massage therapist Christopher Whetstine for rubbing a creme with testosterone onto Gatlin's buttocks without his knowledge."
He admits to testing testosterone creme on his sons, claiming he did it to find out if it was possible for someone to cause one of his athletes to fail a drugs test by wiping it on them in the mix-zone after a race.
getting your coach/boyfriend to break your main rival's leg or having a state-sponsored mass doping programme ??
sport just isn't the same these days with its sneaky testosterone butt creams
I'm ad ad man now!
Has a go at Farah, then has a little cry when Farah doesn't want to be best mates with him.
"All I said, in a complete joking fashion, was that I was European champion," said Vernon, 29.
A lot of a prick.
What rank is that? Shit runner? What an odd comment.
Both seem to have been acting like kids for a while really. Mind you - when there's athletes on the UK Athletics performance programme are calling publicly calling fans "prostitute" and "coachroach", it's a storm in a tea-cup really.
On the wider issue - athletics is beginning to get to the stage where it's got the same image problem cycling had/has - even (probably) clean athletes are tainted by their association with people who are almost certainly breaking the spirit, if not the letter of the anti-doping rules, while you've got high level races like yesterday's 100m in the Diamond League where over half the field and the entire podium are proven dopers and yet being treated as heroes by the sport.
While I understand why Mo probably wants to back his coach, given how Salazar looks dodgy as fuck at the moment (his response has a lot of Armstrong style hallmarks) I can't help but think leaving him until everything was resolved would have been better for his reputation.
not very famous man says that very, very famous man said a bad word at him (in order to gain attention and get more famous?)
bbc writes it up
(except for the BBC write-up)
when the original link is nothing to do with that.
Farah's coach has been and done a naughty and Mo took a break to 'get to the bottom of it' and last night was his comeback race and everyone's on drugs
it's a more interesting discussion point than "National-Class athlete snubbed by World-Class athlete".
also that nutty image that him out of The Walking Dead posted as the first reply was pretty baffling...