GB Olympic hero will defend 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the Olympic Stadium before employing London Marathon experts
MO FARAH will distance himself further from controversial coach Alberto Salazar after the World Championships in London
Farah will defend his 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the Olympic Stadium in August before stepping up to the marathon.
SunSport has learned that despite 26.2-miles being Salazar’s speciality – he is a three-time winner of the New York marathon – alternate plans are being in place this winter.
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It is expected Farah will work instead with London Marathon experts through British Athletics.
The London Marathon already funds camps at altitude in Kenya that Farah has used in the past.
It is understood the double Olympic distance star has become increasingly frustrated at still being dragged into the Salazar controversy.
He is also not as close to training partner Galen Rupp as when he first joined Salazar’s Nike Oregon Project in 2011.
And Farah, 34, already spends little time in close contact with the Cuban-born coach at its Portland base.
A two-year investigation by the US Anti-Doping Agency into Salazar and Rupp is drawing to a conclusion. Both strenuously deny any wrongdoing.
A 269-page document published online last week revealed that the USADA is continuing to investigate Farah’s use of what is known as an L-carnitine infusion, which is legal if conducted properly.
However, British star is NOT the focus of the current probe.
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Though Farah is not directly involved, it would be a major embarrassment if his coach is charged with an anti-doping offence.
Rupp could risk losing the Olympic 10,000m silver medal he won behind the Brit at London 2012 if he were charged and subsequently found guilty.
Farah, who has been training for the past few weeks in Flagstaff, Arizona, beat a top class field over 5,000m in a world leading time of 13:00.70 at the Eugene Diamond League on Saturday – his final track race in the USA.
But on the eve of the race the 34 year-old, who received a knighthood last December, admitted: “I just get sick of it.
“Being an Olympic champion, four-time Olympic champion, you do get a lot of that stuff.
“But at the same time you just have to do the best that you can. I believe in clean sports.
“It’s nothing new. Tell me something new. Since 2011 it;s been the same stuff.”