“You have to commit or I’m not going to coach you”: Former athlete of Alberto Salazar says the disgraced ex-coach of Sir Mo Farah ignored her warnings about overtraining and made her test an unknown supplement
- Former athlete Ari Lambie has made new claims against coach Alberto Salazar
- She says he ignored her over-training warnings when she was tired
- Lambie also received medication she didn’t need and had to test a substance
Former athlete Ari Lambie, who worked under disgraced coach Alberto Salazar, spoke about the mental and physical pain she experienced during her time with him.
Speaking on Monday’s BBC Panaroma program regarding the allegations against Salazar and the new investigation that Mo Farah has undergone, Lambie also talked about how she got medicines she didn’t need.
“We were asked to take risks that would affect our health in the long term,” Lambie said.
Salazar is currently calling for a four-year ban on athletics for multiple doping violations
Ari Lambie says that Salazar has given her unnecessary medicines and has made her trial a means
She says that Salazar, who was banned from athletics at the end of last year for anti-doping violations, ignored her warnings that she was tired and overtrained and said, “You must commit yourself or I will not coach you.”
Lambie was prescribed thyroid medication, although she had no medical need for it, and her dosage was increased to a point that would only be needed for someone whose thyroid did not work properly.
“Within a few weeks I felt my heart beating harder and faster, I felt uncomfortable, as tired or tired as before,” Lambie continued. ‘I was distraught spiritually, it just felt terrible. Alberto has never admitted that he has done something that has caused me harm, that something is wrong. “
Lambie also claims that she has received an unknown substance that she assumes was used to see if it would pass a drug test.
Lambie also says that Salazar ignored her warnings that she was tired and overtrained
Mo Farah has received new criticism of his relationship with the disgraced coach Salazar
“I got a supplement to take and then give Alberto urine that he could test to find out if it would be positive, but I don’t know what the substance was.
“It confirms in my mind that Alberto was not acting in the spirit of the rules. He always tried to get as close to them as possible to help his athletes without getting caught. “
In a statement, Salazar said that “I never gave a supplement to an Oregon Project athlete to determine whether that supplement would result in a positive test for a banned substance.”
The Panorama program also revealed how Mo Farah returned about taking the controversial L-carnitine injections before the London Marathon 2014 after claiming he had never used the supplement.