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Bolt backs under fire Mo Farah

JUST THE TWO OF US: Mo Farah with Usain Bolt (right) at the London 2012 Olympic Games in London

THE WORLD'S fastest man has said that he sympathises with long distance king Mo Farah. In a recent BBC investigation, Alberto Salazar - Farah's coach - was accused of violating anti-doping rules, including claims he was involved in doping US record holder Galen Rupp, in 2002.

Rupp and GB Olympic gold medallist Farah are part of Salazar's US stable, the Nike Oregon Project. There is no suggestion Farah has broken any rules.

Now Usain Bolt, in London to compete in Friday's Anniversary Games at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, said: "I've come through the ranks with Mo, so I've seen all the work that he has put in.

"So for me, I'm sorry for Mo as he's in the papers every day and they are trying to tear him down. He works so hard to get where he is for someone's mistakes to be causing him problems.

"So I just hope it doesn't cause him too many problems or stress him out. It is part of the sport, people are always pointing fingers. So I just hope that he doesn't take it too seriously."

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