"Had I had known the news, what Salazar did, it's taken four years, had I known that sooner I would have been the first one out," Farah, 36, said.
"That's the bit that's kind of annoying, I wish I'd known quicker.
"I haven't been part of Salazar for the last two years and I believe me and my coach Gary Lough are going to go out there and do the best that we can."
This dance between Farah and the media is absurd. It seems like grandstanding from both sides. If I was the media, I'd ask a followup and ask Farah to explain what did Salazar actually do that so troubles you now.
Remember, Salazar wasn't banned for doping his athletes.
If I was Farah, i'd take the Hasay approach and say something like this. "I'm not ashamed to say I was coached by Alberto Salazar. He coached me to greatness and multiple gold medals. He was obsessed with winning and was a great help to my career. He was someone that was looking for every legal way to make us faster. In the end, they said the violated the rules but I'm not ashamed to have worked for a coach that was testing to see if a legal supplement might make us way faster or to see if someone might be able to sabotage our drug tests. I'm just sorry that he didn't carry out those tests in a technically legal way."
Instead, Farah, who has associated with both Salazar and Aden, acts like he's some choir boy and it comes off as disingenuous.