UK Athletics coach Barry Fudge will step down from his position at the end of the month. He took up this important role in December 2013 and was a member of the team that delivered the famous British distance runner Mo Farah four Olympic gold medals.
Fudge remained at the organization for more than a decade and was once the right-hand man of Mo Farah, the British athlete who never disappointed the bet365 bonus code punters and always delivered good results.
However, he has come under some intense scrutiny in recent months after a few awkward revelations emerged in the media.
It was reported that he went to Switzerland to get the legal supplement L -carnitine for Farah’s use around the period when the 2014 London Marathon was happening.
Fudge is said to have discussed the ethics of using L-carnitine with Dr. Rob Chakraverty and Neil Black with all deciding to proceed later.
Farah originally claimed to US Anti-Doping investigators that he did not use the supplement, but later he changed his story.
Since the American coach Alberto Salazar has been banned for four years for doping violations, Farah and Fudge have been facing greater scrutiny in the media, even though there is not any suggestion of malpractice from both of them.
Salazar, who was the head coach of the now-disbanded Nike Oregon Project, has denied any wrongdoing and appealed against his suspension.
Neil Black, who died of natural causes last month, lost his position as performance director not long after Salazar’s suspension news broke on the media.
CEO of UK Athletics Jo Coates said: ‘We’d like to thank Barry for his work for the organisation over the years.’
While Fudge said: ‘The time is right for me to move on, and I am looking forward to watching our athletes progress and succeed at future championships.
‘I look forward to seeing the significant progress we have made being built on in the future.
‘Having spent the last decade spending summers away from the family and in various training locations across the world, I’m looking forward to taking a break from that routine and working on some exciting new projects.’
Mo Farah is one of the most successful British track athletes in modern history. He won Gold Medals in the 5000m and 10,000m at the 2012 London Olympics and then repeated the same feat at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The famous British distance runner also won four Gold Medals at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships in Athletics.
He was awarded the European Athlete of the Year three times and also won the British Athletics Writers Association British Athlete of the Year for an incredible six times.
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