Salazar rubbishes breakdown with Farah

Alberto Salazar is under the microscope over doping allegations. Credit: PA

Mo Farah's coach has rubbished speculation of a relationship breakdown between himself and the double Olympic champion.

Alberto Salazar, along with Farah's training partner Galen Rupp, is under the microscope over doping allegations made by the BBC's Panorama programme.

Both men have denied the allegations, while Farah has not been accused of doing anything wrong.

Farah, who himself has been placed under scrutiny after it was revealed by the Daily Mail he missed two drugs tests in the build-up to London 2012, travelled to his Portland training base to seek answers from Salazar last week.

On Wednesday he was back on the other side of the Atlantic, training in France, which led to rumours that Farah was trying to distance himself from his coach.

However, speaking to the Oregonian newspaper, Salazar insisted Farah was still under his tutelage ahead of the Briton returning to the track at the Monaco Diamond League meeting next month.

"Mo is on a different training cycle, as he always is at this time of year," he said. "So I send him to Europe to get accustomed to the time zone. This is how we've always done it.

"This winter Barry (Fudge, a UK Athletics official who reports Farah's progress to Salazar) administered my workouts to Mo in Ethiopia for six weeks, and Mo broke the world two-mile record."