Mo Farah, the UK two-time Olympic champion who was asked on-air if he had ever run before, took to Twitter to defend the anchor who asked him the question.

Farah tweeted, “Just wanna say to everyone being nasty to LaTonya Norton please stop!! She made a mistake like we all do!! She didn’t mean anything by it!

For those who missed it, LaTonya Norton, anchor for New Orleans NBC affiliate WDSU, asked Farah in a live interview “Haven’t you run before? This isn’t your first time?” giving viewers the impression she had not done her homework before interviewing the winner of the “Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans” half marathon, not to mention the reigning Olympic gold medalist in the 5,000 and 10,000 meter races.

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