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468 @MyviewThat's what British athletes do nowadays if they want to succeed because there's a lack of coaching talent in the UK... You can include Paula Radcliffe who didn't really start winning until she went to the USA to be coached at the Nike Project.
Awesome guy. In a way this defeat makes him more heroic.
I'd love to see Mo compete in the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, just a few months away now, the atmosphere will be fantastic. However, you have to move on and I wish him well on the road. We have some great young athletes coming through and I'm counting down the weeks already. I love this sport.
Since Asterix 52 thinks i'm a moron, for simply asking why Mo shortened his name, maybe he can explain to this moron why Mo now prefers to be called Mohamed !
If Mo cannot break world records, how come I've seen him do it live in Britain, or that just sheep bleating?
Thewayitis have you even read or seen the article. He's asked to not be called mo anymore because of rebranding /sporting reasons to leave his track career behind and focus on marathons. Let religion out of it.Thanks for the mememories Mo! You'll always be a legend!
Reading the mixed views here perhaps the days of running under any flag are nearing their end. Most athletes and other sportsmen & women are achieving for their own self-gratification so why pretend that they're doing it for their Country ?I celebrate sporting achievements but please don't tell me they're not just doing it for themselves. Do let's ditch the false Jingoism once & for all.
The BBC is not fit for purpose and license should be revoked. Commentary and coverage were awful and we did not see foreign athletes or non track athetics enough. To actually see the athletics had to watch Eurosport
Everyone is talking about Bolt and Mo as being legends.They may have run in the same era but Bolt set the world on fire and broke world records.He has every right to call himself the greatest.He also has more dignity when he loses.Blaming athletes for conspiring against him is pure stupidity as it never happened and then blames the press and media after all the hype they made for him-stupidity
just a shame he never got close to beating either the 5K or 10K world records. I think he is a great runner (Salazar aside) but he really isn't up there with the greats likes Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie or Paul Tergat.
Chose to make his home in the USA; he continued to prefer to live in the USA; he has made no statement that he is coming back to live in the UK,so still prefers the USA. His choice, but he was happy to take UK lottery funding. He has received superb backing from the UK public and UK sponsors. He loves the UK? Something doesn't add up.
What a great evening on Saturday. Definitely one of the most incredible sporting atmospheres that I've been a part of. Thanks for all the memories Mohamed, you've given something back to the sport in a big way. Ignore the naysayers, some people can only find meaning by trying to drag people down to their level rather than aspiring to rise up.
Don Bradman scored 0 in his final test innings but remains by a distance cricket's greatest ever batsman. You judge Farah and Bolt over their careers, not on their final races. Both will go down as all-time greats who represented their sport with utmost distinction.....
"I was disappointed to read Kelly Sotherton's view that Mo is no legend". Having not read the article it could be that she's taking a veiled dig at his commitment to his dubious coach and his selective deafness when it comes to doorbells. Perhaps I'm being unfair though. I myself hate it when people ring my doorbell unless I expect someone and sometimes I pretend not to hear it.
well he did have a golden goodbye - he won the 10k. IMO Mo is the greatest championship long distance track athlete of all time. Not even the great Gabrisellasse or Bikele won as many major gold medals. MO just controlled and mesmerised the field and it took fatigue plus a concerted team effort to push him into silver. a truly stunning athlete and hope he can do great things on the road.
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