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June 4, 2015
Track and Field: Mo Farah's coach denies claims he helped a top athlete take steroids

Alberto Salazar, who heads the Oregon training camp where Britain’s double gold medallist is based, has been accused of helping Galen Rupp get round doping regulations.

A TV documentary to be shown tonight claims Farah’s training partner Rupp, who won silver behind him in the 10,000m at London 2012, has been using prednisone, an anti-asthama drug that contains testosterone.

The 29-year-old denies the allegations, and there is no suggestion Farah has been involved.

Steve Magness, who worked with Salazar in Oregon, told the BBC’s Panorama that he saw reports showing the blood levels of every athlete in the camp when he was in Salazar’s office.

“It was all the way back in high school – and that was incredibly shocking. I took a picture of it. I wanted to have evidence in case something happened”

Steve Magness
“Under one of Galen’s it had ‘currently on testosterone and prednisone medication’ and when I saw that I kind of jumped backwards,” Magness said. “Testosterone is obviously banned and everyone knew that. “It was all the way back in high school – and that was incredibly shocking. I took a picture of it. I wanted to have evidence in case something happened.” Salazar said the legal supplement Testoboost had been incorrectly recorded as ‘testosterone’ medication, and that the allegations were based upon false assumptions and half-truths. Rupp said: “I have not taken any banned substances and Alberto has never suggested that I take a banned substance.” http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/other-sports/446016/Mo-Farah-s-coach-denies-claims-helpe-top-steroids