British sprinters Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen lose lottery funding worth up to £28,000 a year

British sprinters Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen lose lottery funding worth up to £28,000 a year after staying with US coach Rana Reider amid sexual misconduct

  • American coach Rana Reider is under investigation for sexual misconduct.
  • British duo were warned last month by UK Athletics to cut all ties to Reider . to break
  • A third British sprinter, Daryll Neita, has left Reider’s group in Florida



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British sprinters Adam Gemili and Laviai Nielsen have withdrawn their lottery funding after choosing to stay with a US-based coach under investigation for sexual misconduct.

The pair were warned last month by UK Athletics that their support of the World Class Program could be suspended if they do not cut all ties with Rana Reider, pending an investigation by US Safe Sport, which has received multiple complaints against the American .

A third British sprinter, Daryll Neita, has left Florida’s Reider’s Tumbleweed group. The funding that Gemili and Nielsen will be denied is up to £28,000 a year.

Sprinters Adam Gemili (above) and Laviai Nielsen have withdrawn their lottery funding

Sprinters Adam Gemili (above) and Laviai Nielsen have withdrawn their lottery funding

British sprinters were warned last month by UK Athletics to cut all ties to Rana Reider .  to break

British sprinters were warned last month by UK Athletics to cut all ties to Rana Reider .  to break

British sprinters were warned last month by UK Athletics to cut all ties to Rana Reider . to break

“UKA understands the commitment these athletes have made to be in Florida for the winter,” it said in a statement. “We will support them in future decision-making.”

Reider has been contacted for comment.

Gemili said: ‘I think it is right to trust that the right organizations will conduct a thorough investigation. UKA understands my decision and we will continue to work together.”

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