Farah snubbed for top award

BRITISH distance-running hero Mo Farah has been overlooked for world governing body the IAAF’s male athlete of the year award.

Farah won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the London 2012 Olympics, joining a select list of athletes to achieve the double in a single Games. But he did not make it onto a three-man shortlist that includes sprint king Usain Bolt, Kenyan 800m star David Rudisha and American 110m hurdler Aries Merritt.

Farah Tweeted: “Congratulations @usainbolt David Rudisha and Aries Merritt! All had great season!!”