Sadly stupidity and short sightedness prevailed, a very sad day for common sense. The councils argument that Parkrun have paid directors is pure b****** and like saying we should never try and cure cancer because those charities all have directors and paid staff. Not only are the council double dipping they have caused the closure of this event until hopefully the next elections where these fools can be booted out of office.
Now I hope he is clean but sadly in this day and age after listening to Lance Armstrong I find it hard to trust any athlete. I'm no fan of Salazar and his teams philosophy of win at any cost and their ability to harass officials into decisions that they should never have made so it wouldn't surprise me if his team has doped. Has Mo Farah doped, hard to say and we'll never know the whole truth.
"A study by the Harvard School of Public Health revealed a strong link" which basically means this fitted in with what we were trying to say so we'll use it. Whereas "though more research needs to be carried out in these areas before conclusions can be made" means it didn't fit in with our headline grabbing research so we are going to ignore it this time.