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Sir Mo Farah doctor says infusion not recorded correctly

The doctor who gave Sir Mo Farah an infusion before the 2014 London Marathon says he failed to record the treatment. Photo: Ben Booth via Flickr

The doctor who gave Sir Mo Farah an infusion before the 2014 London Marathon says he failed to record the treatment. Photo: Ben Booth via Flickr

The doctor who gave Sir Mo Farah an infusion of L-Carnitine injection before the 2014 London Marathon has told the culture, media and sport select committee that he failed to properly document the treatment. 

Dr Robin Chakraverty, formerly a doctor for UK Athletics and currently a doctor for the English football team told the group of MP's that the infusion was well within the WADA limits and was given to help the athletes performance. 

He said he gave 13.5 millilitres of the legal supplement, below the maximum allowed of 50ml within six hours, by injection and not via drip.

The Chairman of UK athletics, Ed Warner said not recording injections was inexcusable. Dr Chakraverty has said that his record of documenting had since improved. 

The infusion has come into the spotlight by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to determine if rules were broken. 

This comes at the same time that an investigation is currently underweay into Farah's coach Alberto Salazar who has been alleged in a Sunday Times article to have broken anti-doping rules to boost the performance of some of the athletes he coaches.

Farah has always insisted that he is a clean athlete. 

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