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Mo Farah tainted by Salazar link, says British marathon record holder

• Steve Jones highly critical of Farah’s work with former coach• Jones expects Farah to claim his record at London MarathonThe British marathon record holder Steve Jones fears Mo Farah will always be tainted by his association with Alberto Salazar – an…

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Mo Farah hopes to battle with best at London Marathon despite 2014 pain

• Distance runner struggled during first attempt at 26.2 miles• ‘This is the biggest race and there is only one way to run it’Mo Farah believes he can compete with the very best during Sunday’s London Marathon despite failing to deliver during his firs…

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Mo Farah claims he was racially harassed at Munich airport

Four-time Olympic champion had alleged altercation with law enforcement officerMo Farah has claimed he was racially harassed while travelling through Munich airport in Germany.The four-time Olympic champion left the UK for Ethiopia on Monday to complet…

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Mo Farah wins big half-marathon and sets sights on Jones marathon record

• Farah wins London race in 61min 40sec ahead of Daniel Wanjiru• Athlete aims to compete in next year’s world championshipsMo Farah has set his sights on beating Steve Jones’s 33-year-old British marathon record after a convincing victory in his first …

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Mo Farah wins big half-marathon and sets sights on Jones marathon record

• Farah wins London race in 61min 40sec ahead of Daniel Wanjiru• Athlete aims to compete in next year’s world championshipsMo Farah has set his sights on beating Steve Jones’s 33-year-old British marathon record after a convincing victory in his first …

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Mo Farah says medals and not money is his incentive for switch to marathon

• Briton’s first race for six months will be in Vitality Big Half• ‘I want to continue running and getting medals for my country’Mo Farah has denied that his move to the marathon is motivated by money and says he is increasingly hopeful he can challeng…

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Tom Jenkins’s best sports photos of 2017

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2017 and recalls how each one was created20mm lens 1/1250 f4 ISO 1000 Continue reading…

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Why did female nominees miss out again at 2017 Spoty awards? | Martha Kelner

It is hardly a surprise given the dominance of men’s sport on TV that the four female nominees ended up as the bottom quartet once the votes were castThe most visible shock during BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show was the 50-1 outsider Mo Farah…

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Why did female nominees miss out again at 2017 Spoty awards? | Martha Kelner

It is hardly a surprise given the dominance of men’s sport on TV that the four female nominees ended up as the bottom quartet once the votes were castThe most visible shock during BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show was the 50-1 outsider Mo Farah…

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Why did female nominees miss out again at 2017 Spoty awards? | Martha Kelner

It is hardly a surprise given the dominance of men’s sport on TV that the four female nominees ended up as the bottom quartet once the votes were castThe most visible shock during BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year show was the 50-1 outsider Mo Farah…

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Mo Farah takes place in British public’s hearts with Spoty win | Sean Ingle

The delight for Mo Farah was clear as he won Spoty, the only award missing in his long and successful athletics careerIt was the biggest shock in the 63-year history of the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards. But as Sir Mo Farah’s name was rea…

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BBC and Mo Farah just clear finish line in Sports Personality of the Year | Simon Burnton

BBC viewers surprise everyone, including the winner Mo Farah, by not choosing the favourite Anthony Joshua, resulting in some technical glitchesIf the beauty of sport lies in its drama and its unpredictability then in the end this programme reflected i…

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Mo Farah wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year before technical issues strike – video

Mo Farah is announced as the winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2017 at a ceremony in Liverpool on Sunday night. Farah, in London, is then unable to give his reaction following the result as the feed from the capital cuts outMo …

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Mo Farah wins BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award

Athlete pips Superbikes world champion Jonathan Rea and Paralympian Jonnie Peacock, while boxer Anthony Joshua misses out despite being favouriteSir Mo Farah was named the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday night as the presenters Gar…

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It’s fair enough for Sports Personality of the Year to ask some searching questions | Sean Ingle

Given sport’s bad reputational year, it is fine that the BBC is preparing to get Chris Froome to defend himself on what is normally a controversy-free programmeFor more than 60 years the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year has served up a mildly diver…

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BBC prepares for Hamilton-Froome-Farah no-show at Spoty awards night

• Lewis Hamilton second favourite for award behind Anthony Joshua• Chris Froome will be in Mallorca and Mo Farah is moving houseThe BBC is preparing for the possibility three of the biggest names on its shortlist for sports personality of the year, inc…

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Eliud Kipchoge recruited to give Mo Farah tough test in 2018 London Marathon

• Kenyan missed world record by eight seconds in 2016• No Briton has won in London since Paula Radcliffe in 2005Mo Farah has been warned that next year’s London Marathon will be harder to win than an Olympic gold medal after race organisers revealed th…

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Mo Farah retains lottery funding as 24 British athletes are dropped

• Funding maintained for Farah despite hints over quitting GB team• Tiffany Porter, Shara Proctor and James Ellington among those missing outMo Farah will be maintained on lottery funding next year having survived a cull that has led to 24 British athl…

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Mo Farah set to keep lottery funding after switching to marathon

• UK Athletics to announce list of lottery-funded athletes on Friday• Decision increases chances he will run for Britain at 2020 OlympicsMo Farah is set to continue as a lottery-funded athlete when UK Athletics announces the names on its World Class Pe…

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Mo Farah splits with controversial coach Alberto Salazar and returns to UK

• Farah denies move linked to US anti-doping investigation into Salazar• ‘I’m leaving simply because we want the kids to grow up in the UK’Mo Farah has parted ways with his controversial coach Alberto Salazar but denied the split was because of a US an…