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Gebrselassie

Haile . born 1973, Ethiopian athlete; Olympic gold medallist in the 10 000 metres in 1996 and 2000
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But after a row with one African running legend, he had no answer on the streets of the British capital to another as Eliud Kipchoge won a record fourth London title with the second-fastest time of any marathon in history.The build up to the race was overshadowed by an extraordinary row that became public Wednesday when Farah said he had been robbed while staying at an Addis Ababa hotel owned by Ethiopia star Gebrselassie during pre-London training.
She was caught up in a bitter row between Sir Mo and fellow Olympic legend Haile Gebrselassie, who owns the hotel.
Haile Gebrselassie has made the extraordinary claim that his row with Mo Farah started when Jama Aden, a coach linked to a major doping investigation, was refused entry to his hotel.
The most serious came yesterday when Gebrselassie claimed Farah had "punched and kicked" a husband and wife in an unprovoked attack in his hotel near Addis Ababa.
Speaking to newspaper reporters ahead of Sunday's London Marathon, Farah had earlier criticised Gebrselassie over an alleged robbery in a hotel owned by the retired Ethiopian in which he claims he had a watch, two phones and money stolen.
But Gebrselassie says several witnesses saw four-time Olympic champion Farah clash with the husband and wife in the gym at the hotel.
The pair's extraordinary fall-out comes amid claims and counterclaims Farah "punched and kicked" a husband and wife during a stay at Gebrselassie's hotel.
Gary Lough, husband of Paula Radcliffe, insists Farah was innocent and attacked Gebrselassie's version of events that took place at his hotel.
The pair's extraordinary fall-out comes amid claims and counter-claims that Farah "punched and kicked" a husband and wife during a stay at Gebrselassie's hotel.
Speaking to newspaper reporters ahead of Sunday's London Marathon, Farah criticised Gebrselassie over an alleged robbery in a hotel owned by the retired Ethiopian in which he claims he had a watch, two phones and money stolen.
A double Olympic gold medallist in the 10,000 meters, Gebrselassie, who is also a four-time World Champion over the same distance and two-time world record-breaker in the marathon, trains twice a day and clocks a daily average of 35 kilometres.
HAILE GEBRSELASSIE has questioned Mo Farah's decision to switch from the track to the road by saying: 'Don't rush your marathon dreams.' This morning Farah will make his debut in the Bupa Great North Run - aiming to become the first British male winner since Steve Kenyon in 1985.