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Farah says he was robbed at Gebrselassie's hotel

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Farah says he was robbed at Gebrselassie's hotel

Farah says he was robbed at Gebrselassie's hotel

Mo Farah says Haile Gebrselassie is "disappointing" after Farah was robbed when staying in a hotel owned by the Ethiopian athletics legend

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Farah says he was robbed at Gebrselassie's hotel

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (APRIL 24, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MO FARAH SAYING: "There was a slight bit of problem with my hotel I stayed in Ethiopia, where someone at the hotel got into my bag, opened my bag, took my money, took my nice watch my wife bought me as a present.

To be honest, it's Haile (Gebrselassie) that owns the hotel.

When you stay for three months in that hotel, it was very disappointing to know that someone who has that hotel and that kind of support couldn't do nothing, and at the end, I was just like, they couldn't do nothing, so it was disappointing at Haile.

(FARAH STANDS TO LEAVE) On my birthday." 2.

MO FARAH AND ELIUD KIPCHOGE POSING FOR CAMERAS BY TOWER BRIDGE 3.

FARAH AND KIPCHOGE MOCK SPARRING AND BOTH LAUGH STORY: Briton Mo Farah was given an unwelcome birthday surprise when he was robbed at his hotel in Addis Ababa last month, an hotel owned by former long distance runner legend Haile Gebrselassie.

Farah, third last year and facing a monumental challenge to overcome Kenya's world record holder and defending champion Eliud Kipchoge, said he had completed a really good block of training in Ethiopia.

"I couldn't have asked for better," he said.

"There were just a couple of things." Asked to expand, the multiple Olympic and world champion over 10,000 metres and 5,000m on the track, said: "Someone at the hotel got into my bag, opened my bag, took my money, took my nice watch my wife bought me as a present.

To be honest, it's Haile (Gebrselassie) that owns the hotel.

When you stay for three months in that hotel, it was very disappointing to know that someone who has that hotel and that kind of support couldn't do nothing, and at the end, I was just like, they couldn't do nothing, so it was disappointing at Haile.

"It was on my birthday," added Farah, who turned 36 on March 23 and won the Chicago Marathon last year.

Farah will be centre of attention for the home crowd and the BBC broadcasting the race.

Yet, he is only the eighth-fastest man in the field and his best of 2:05.11 is almost four minutes adrift of Kipchoge's - which would leave him almost a mile behind the Kenyan if they were to reproduce those times on Sunday.

Kipchoge set his astonishing world record of 2:01.39 when winning Berlin last year and is seeking an unprecedented fourth London triumph.

(Production: Will Russell, Mike Brock)




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