Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah of Britain and multiple world record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia are locked in a dispute over allegations Farah was burgled at a hotel owned by the Ethiopian.
Farah made the claims that there had been an incident during his preparation in Addis Ababa Ethiopia for the London Marathon.
He alleged that while staying at Gebrselassie’s Yaya Africa Athletics Village in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, he returned to his room on his 36th birthday to discover he had been burgled.
The dispute escalated when two-time Olympic 10,000 metres champion Gebrselassie, who set 27 world records during his brilliant career, dismissed Farah’s comments as deceit.
Gebrselassie claimed he and his hotel had offered “unreserved support and commitment regarding his unproven claim”.