28 Feb '13, 3pm

New Orleans Station Apologizes for Mo Farah Interview: Farah asks critics to go easy on unprepared interviewer.

New Orleans Station Apologizes for Mo Farah Interview: Farah asks critics to go easy on unprepared interviewer.

The now notorious interview that WDSU-TV conducted with Mo Farah after his Rock ’n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon victory on Sunday gained a second wind by Wednesday, as newspaper Internet sites and bloggers mocked the misinformation conveyed and the lack of preparedness on the part of the station. Interviewer LaTonya Norton asked two-time Olympic gold medalist Farah “haven’t you run before” and, despite Farah’s explanation that he’d never done a marathon, identified him as “male winner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon” while a graphic under Farah’s on-screen image also called him “Marathon Winner.” No mention of Farah’s Olympic accomplishments was made. The criticism of the interview proliferated so widely that later on Wednesday, WDSU issued an apology . “We express our sincere apology to Mr. Farah and his many fans who may have been offended by our error,” the statement r...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/new-orleans-sta...

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