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Column: Gold-chaser Farah escapes Olympic buzz

Updated: May 9, 2012, 1:48 PM ET
Associated Press

Farewell London. Hello Portland, Oregon.

Mo Farah has left his world behind so he can focus on his Olympic rendezvous this August. Family, friends, the London football club -- Arsenal -- he adores are thousands of miles and many time zones away, a self-imposed exile which suits the 5,000-meter world champion just fine.

"In America, here, you just train, you just eat, train, and just get on with training," Farah says. "It worked out well, to be away from everything else, and I can just ...

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