Sir Mo Farah caught up in London Marathon 2018 controversy as Olympic legend takes wrong drink from table

By Mirror: Sunday, April 22nd 2018 at 13:33 GMT +3 | Athletics
Sir Mo Farah holding a bottle. [Photo: Courtesy]

Sir Mo Farah was caught up in controversy at the London Marathon as he took the wrong drink from a table.

The Olympic legend is bidding for glory in the 26-mile race on the streets of the British capital, but got off to a less than ideal start.

He picked up the wrong drink and had to run back to the station to collect his own on two separate occasions, throwing the wrong one on the ground.

It cost Farah a considerable amount of time and hurt his hopes of troubling the leaders.

Farah was still remonstrating over the incident as he carried on half a mile further, and picked up the pace to catch up with the pack, expending energy on a hot day in London.

Each athlete has their own allocated drink at each station, and Farah was informed after that his would be on table four for the rest of the race to prevent the same thing happening again.

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Elsewhere, Scot David Weir claimed his eighth London Marathon title in the men's wheelchair race.

He held off his rivals in the final metres in a dramatic finish.