Mo Farah says staff at Haile Gebrselassie's hotel stole from his suitcase

Mail Online | 4/25/2019 | Joel Adams For Mailonline
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This is the video filmed in Addis Ababa which lies at the centre of a furious war of words erupting between two of the greatest distance runners in history just days before the London Marathon.

Accusations between four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah and Ethiopian track legend Haile Gebrselassie escalated further today, with the Briton insisting he was only defending himself against a woman who came at him with dumbbells, after being accused of punching and kicking a married couple.

Pair - Claims - Date - March - Sir

The athletic pair's ****-for-tat claims date back to March 23, when - according to Sir Mo - a Tag Heuer watch and £2,600 in cash were stolen from his bag inside his locked hotel room, allegedly by a member of staff using the room key.

The hotel, the Yaya Africa Athletics Village near Abbis Ababa, Ethiopia, is owned by double Olympic and four-time World champion Haile Gebrselassie.

Row - Press - Conference - Yesterday - Accusations

Since the row re-erupted at a press conference yesterday, accusations have come thick and fast from both sides, including:

Today Sir Mo's coach Gary Lough said the gym altercation began over a disagreement involving the copying of Farah's training plan and escalated when a female 'threatened to throw' two 5kg dumbbells at the four-time Olympic gold medallist.

Lough - Husband - Olympic - Legend - Paula

Lough, husband of fellow Olympic legend Paula Radcliffe, was with Farah and his training partner Abi Bashir in Ethiopa when the incident occurred. Gebrselassie was not present.

Lough told the Evening Standard: 'I'm doing an exercise, I turn round and this guy comes over threateningly as if he’s going to attack Bashir and Mo tries to defend Bashir and hits the other guy.

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'So, they’re grappling a little bit and the woman comes running and Mo turns round not knowing who it is and she got hit on the arm. She had two 5kg weights in her hands and was threatening to throw...
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