Farah 'hurt' by London Marathon greed claims
Mo Farah rejected allegations that cashing in on his Olympic success has become a motivating factor and insists he will respect the race when he makes his first appearance in the London Marathon on Sunday.
The day after arriving back in his home city from his US base in Oregon, Farah said being accused of becoming focused on the financial rewards that have followed his gold medals for the 5,000m and 10,000m at the London Games have "hurt" him.
"When you become Olympic champion, yes there are rewards," Farah, above, said. "But for someone to say 'he's only doing it for those rewards'... every race I do, am I only doing it for rewards? I'm here to do well."
Farah denied he is running because of the appearance fee he will receive for completing half the race on Sunday – he will drop out after 13 miles – and then making his full marathon debut here in 2014. The Briton will earn a six-figure fee for both races.
"This race is in my heart, I'm here to learn about the course, learn about everything else, use it as a learning curve, and get ready for next year," he added. MORE
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