Mo Farah: Stop being nasty!

2013-02-27 19:41
Mo Farah (AFP)
Cape Town - Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah has defended the hapless New Orleans news anchor who asked him if he'd ever run before. 

LaTonya Norton's embarrassing interview with the Brit took place after Farah won the New Orleans half-marathon in a record time of one hour 59 seconds on Sunday.

Farah was mistaken for a fun runner by Norton, who asked: "Haven't you run before? This isn't your first time?"

VIDEO: News anchor fail!

Farah managed to brush off the error at the time and on Wednesday went one further, tweeting: "Just wanna say to everyone being nasty to LaTonya Norton please stop!! She made a mistake like we all do!! She didn't mean anything by it!"

Farah won gold in the men's 5000m and 10 000m at last year's London Olympics.

Read more on:    mo farah  |  athletics


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


30 of the world's greatest golfers will be heading to the Gary Player Country Club for this year's Nedbank Golf Challenge - now in its 35th year. For all the latest news, player profiles, hole-by-hole descriptions and past winners, be sure to check out Sport24's dedicated section.

Latest blogs

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.