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Neil Black’s Death: Farah Heartbroken As Other Athletes React

The four times Olympics Champion Mo Farah has expressed he’s heartbroken on hearing the news of demise of his friend Neil Black the former British Performance director.

“I have lost a good friend…! Known him since I was 14 years old… Neil supported me all the way in my career since I was a kid..!!,” said Farah.

“My heart is broken.. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Neil Black.. no one knew me like he did..!! We lost a great man.”

Former Olympic heptathlon bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton, who worked with Black, tweeted: “He came everywhere with me and made sure I was held together physically and mentally. So many things I want to say… I’ll miss you forever Neil Black.”

Former sprinter Katharine Mary, who won bronze in the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, tweeted: “The passing of Neil Black is truly a shock to the world of athletics.”

A tweet on the official Team GB account read: “Everyone at the British Olympic Association is shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the loss of Neil Black.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this extremely difficult time.”

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