Sir Mo Farah has expressed his regret for sparking a furious row with Haile Gebrselassie which overshadowed the build-up to the London marathon, but insists he was telling the truth about a robbery at the Ethiopian legend’s hotel.
In response to Farah's accusations, Gebrselassie told the Guardian that the British star 'punched and kicked' a husband and wife during what he said was an unprovoked attack while Farah stayed at his hotel. However Farah’s coach Gary Lough insisted the four-times Olympic champion was acting in self-defence.
Speaking after finishing fifth in this year's London marathon, Farah also accused Gebrselassie of punching 'below the belt' with his insinuation that he had tried in 2017 to bring into the Ethiopian’s hotel the controversial coach Jama Aden, who has been charged by Spanish police with doping offences.
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