Mo Farah’s New American Experience
He's been breaking records since he "jumped the pond."
He’s been breaking records since he “jumped the pond.”
When British running superstar Mo Farah switched coaches to Alberto Salazar and moved to Beaverton, Oregon, he wanted to take his running to a new level.
He calls that new level the “extra one to two percent” needed to become the best in the world.
It seems to be working out for him.
At his new home in Oregon, Farah is being exposed to an enormous regimen of Salazar’s unusual training techniques: secret underwater treadmills, zero gravity running machines, and air thinning sleeping tents.
Salazar’s approach is so controversial that the World Antidoping Agency (WADA) considered banning some of his methods a few years ago.
“We are doing stuff other countries don’t know about – and it gives us an advantage,” said Salazar, a former New York and Boston Marathon champion. “We all know what’s right and what’s wrong. [But] however you can train better, that’s great.”
Salazar maintains that his athlete is clean and that Farah was drug tested 20 times last year.
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