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.
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.”
“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,”
“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.”
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!”