Mo Farah attacks media for trying to ‘destroy’ his reputation as he insists he is ‘clean’ while beating his chest

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 12:36 GMT, Aug 13, 2017 |

Mo Farah launched a fierce attack on the media for trying to “destroy” his achievements less than 24 hours after ending his track career with a silver medal in the World Athletics Championships 5,000m, with the long-distance runner beating his chest in a press conference on Sunday morning while tears ran down his face.

Farah was reduced to tears on Saturday night as he dealt with the combination of losing a first major final in seven years with the feeling of saying goodbye to the athletics track, with the 34-year-old now set to switch his attentions to marathon running.

Saturday’s silver medal added to his incredible collection that sees him stand out as Great Britain’s most successful athlete, having won four Olympic gold medals and six World Championship golds along with two silvers.

However, his career has been dogged by allegations made against his American coach, Alberto Salazar, who is still being investigated by the United States Anti-Doping Agency [Usada] over alleged drug use.