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Farah wins the 10,000m

Could end up as the greastest distance runner ever

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Well done on your medal @Mo_Farah Great to hear you love to represent your country. Thank you for stopping me do the same. Good luck for 5K

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Sour grapes.

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Great , great, Great Briton. Superb 5000 victory....the best

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I'm surprised there is not more interest in this on here..

Watch the last 200m, he destroys the guy who came second.

We should cherish this man and his golds, he is simply amazing.

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Great , great, Great Briton. Superb 5000 victory....the best


Greatest Somalian ever :wink:

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Great , great, Great Briton. Superb 5000 victory....the best


Greatest Somalian ever :wink:


True

But a role model for all who are excepted into this country and choose to assimilate rather than isolate

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Farah is a great athlete, but he is not British, but under the rules he can compete for Britain. And maybe it was sour grapes from Andy Vernon. But he does have a point.

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Farah is a great athlete, but he is not British, but under the rules he can compete for Britain. And maybe it was sour grapes from Andy Vernon. But he does have a point.


In an ideal world, he would not be in my country. he would be in his own , living in peace and breaking world records. with the likes of me cheering him on.

I have to accept multi-cultural Britain as it's a reality. I rather enjoy reading history. You want to take these Isles ? Do it by force of arms. and bend our great people to your will . When you try to do that, the people of the Isles will rise up and kick your arse blue in the process.

We are at present allowing our Isles to be taken by stealth. Totally unacceptable, and something worth fighting against.

Racist ? I like to think reality.....

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I struggle for words to describe how good he is.
10 global golds.
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The man is legendary, he's amazing. To time a race to perfection like that must take a hell of training, stamina and talent. I nearly had a heart attack when he stumbled though :shock:


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Hope carrying his child won't bugger him up for the 5K.

Greatest distance race ever.....

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He is definitely the worlds best track distance runner, and has been for the last five years, but he is not the greatest ever. Check out Paavo Nurmi, Lasse Viren and Emil Zatopek.
If we are going to get into a debate about who is and isn't British, then how would the England cricket and rugby teams do without South Africans, New Zealanders and Pacific Islanders ?

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Why I think Mo is the, or close to being the best ever, is the way he has to beat the combined African efforts in every major race. They push him, kick him, and work as a mob to try to defeat him. The great runners of the past seemed to run in more sporting gentile times

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I have no issues with him running for GB. I do have issues with his associations with Salazar and Jaden, the missed drug tests, the training in Ethiopia and the lies about TUEs

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Hope carrying his child won't bugger him up for the 5K.

Greatest distance race ever.....


That young lass must weigh more than 'streak of piss' Farah!

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Hope carrying his child won't bugger him up for the 5K.

Greatest distance race ever.....


That young lass must weigh more than 'streak of piss' Farah!



Baby fat. Soon lost in an Ethiopian training camp

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Hope carrying his child won't bugger him up for the 5K.

Greatest distance race ever.....


That young lass must weigh more than 'streak of piss' Farah!



Baby fat. Soon lost in an Ethiopian training camp


i believe she is his step daughter though and English not Somalian.

no training camp for her!

mind, Mo's Missis is a big lass as well...

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Mo bowed out for major championships with a silver medal last night, as the Ethiopian team combined to deny him another gold medal. Thus ends one of the most remarkable spells of dominance from any athlete in history, with 4 Olympic and 6 World Championships golds since his transformation in 2010-11

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I thought it was the Aussie that done for Mo's chances, he couldn't cover that run to the front and wouldn't want to at that stage in the race.
But the bloke became a blocker and prevented Mo taking key position.

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As much as all the hype, well most of it, for Bolt is deserved, the interview with Mo showed just how let down he feels with the British press and certain elements within British sport.

Both Bolt and Mo's last hurrah in a major championship in Mo's home town. Who got the plaque and the lap of honour ? The hometown boy or the Jamaican ?

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You could guarantee that if he was British born and white that he would've been treated very differently.

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Cally, suiging - are you saying the British press shouldn't investigate Mo?

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Cally, suiging - are you saying the British press shouldn't investigate Mo?
It's not their job, is it?

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Cally, suiging - are you saying the British press shouldn't investigate Mo?



No mate. He is as open as the next man for that. But look at the media adulation for Bolt and the way he was treated by the IAAF and the organisers in London at the end of the worlds.

No wonder he's miffed.

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Cally, suiging - are you saying the British press shouldn't investigate Mo?



No mate. He is as open as the next man for that. But look at the media adulation for Bolt and the way he was treated by the IAAF and the organisers in London at the end of the worlds.

No wonder he's miffed.


Suspect it's a lot to do with how both Mo and Bolt have gotten to that end position of world great. There have always been *some* questions over Bolt (most notably a lack of drugs testing in Jamaica generally), but there have been a lot more surrounding Mo, and how he conducts himself.

I'm not sure it's a race thing Cally - I reckon that if Bradley Wiggins was still competing the reaction to him would be very similar to that which Mo has received.

Part of Mo's problem is that he stokes the flames himself by lying, and then when that lie is found out, the media stories start up again

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Cally, suiging - are you saying the British press shouldn't investigate Mo?
It's not their job, is it?

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I don't see why not. Isn't that part of the media's role, to seek the truth? Shouldn't the media investigate bribes to host the World Cup either?

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Cally, suiging - are you saying the British press shouldn't investigate Mo?
It's not their job, is it?

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I don't see why not. Isn't that part of the media's role, to seek the truth? Shouldn't the media investigate bribes to host the World Cup either?
Take a look at how certain organisations choose to report of current events, look at how certain organisations tried to 'seek truth' by hacking people's phones, look at how certain organisations like to stir up racist attitudes and push fake news. There are many reliable sources out there, but unfortunately the gutter press are coming into prominence and I'm finding myself trusting what I read less and less. I can't even trust the media to report on the weather correctly, there's no way I'd trust them to 'seek truth' over Mo Farah.

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Cally wrote:
Take a look at how certain organisations choose to report of current events, look at how certain organisations tried to 'seek truth' by hacking people's phones, look at how certain organisations like to stir up racist attitudes and push fake news. There are many reliable sources out there, but unfortunately the gutter press are coming into prominence and I'm finding myself trusting what I read less and less. I can't even trust the media to report on the weather correctly, there's no way I'd trust them to 'seek truth' over Mo Farah.

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I broadly don't disagree with you abut the media generally, but with the caveat that without media investigations, Lance Armstrong would never have been found out, Marion Jones would still have five Olympic medals and the Russian doping scandal wouldn't have been exposed. Never mind the work of the likes of Andrew Jennings or Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert into Olympic and World Cup bribery scandals. And those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

If WADA had either the authority, intelligence or financial muscle to ensure a clean sport, then I'd agree that the media don't need to investigate to the same lengths. But WADA don't - they have £30 million funding a year; Usain Bolt on his own earns more than that.

In the other hand, I was talking to an ECB investigator a few years ago about the News of the World's investigation into the Pakistani spot fixers. His view was that the media should not be investigating these things, and it should be left to official investigations

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Take a look at how certain organisations choose to report of current events, look at how certain organisations tried to 'seek truth' by hacking people's phones, look at how certain organisations like to stir up racist attitudes and push fake news. There are many reliable sources out there, but unfortunately the gutter press are coming into prominence and I'm finding myself trusting what I read less and less. I can't even trust the media to report on the weather correctly, there's no way I'd trust them to 'seek truth' over Mo Farah.

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I broadly don't disagree with you abut the media generally, but with the caveat that without media investigations, Lance Armstrong would never have been found out, Marion Jones would still have five Olympic medals and the Russian doping scandal wouldn't have been exposed. Never mind the work of the likes of Andrew Jennings or Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert into Olympic and World Cup bribery scandals. And those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

If WADA had either the authority, intelligence or financial muscle to ensure a clean sport, then I'd agree that the media don't need to investigate to the same lengths. But WADA don't - they have £30 million funding a year; Usain Bolt on his own earns more than that.

In the other hand, I was talking to an ECB investigator a few years ago about the News of the World's investigation into the Pakistani spot fixers. His view was that the media should not be investigating these things, and it should be left to official investigations


It's fair enough and like I say, there are areas of the media that clearly do some good. I'm just very uncomfortable with the fact that the wrong voices are being heard more loudly than others.


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