David Rudisha, fellow champ Mo Farah arrested in England

They set off a speed camera during morning jog

Olympics champions David Rudisha (right) and Mo Farah getting arrested. PHOTO: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE

Kenya’s 800m Olympic champion David Rudisha and fellow celebrated athlete Mo Farah were arrested albeit briefly by police officers in England.

Rudisha and Mo had apparently set off speed cameras during a practice jog on Saturday, September 10, reports Tuko.

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After the incident, the Northumbria police officers released a statement saying: “We were called to central Newcastle today after reports of a speeding object on the Quayside.”

5,000m and 10,000m Olympic champion Mo Farah being handcuffed as David Rudisha looks on. PHOTO: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE

“Our officers attended and found two men claiming that they were Olympic gold medallists and had set off our speed cameras in a practice jog,”

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David Rudisha and Mo trying to explain that they are Olympic champions. PHOTO: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE

“They kept telling us to Google Mo Farah and David Rudisha but we weren’t having any of it so decided they needed to pay a visit to custody. Due to a lack of evidence we had to release them without charge after a brief chat in the back of our police car.”

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Olympics champs my foot! PHOTO: NORTHUMBRIA POLICE

Adding: “Turns out they were telling the truth after all! Good luck tomorrow (September 11) Mo in the #GreatNorthRun and well done to David Rudisha in the #CityGames2016!”


Via Tuko