What Does Donald Trump’s Immigration Ban Mean For Olympian Mo Farah?

by abournenesn

Jan 28, 2017

For the next 90 days, citizens and dual nationals of Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and Yemen won’t be allowed to enter the United States due to President Donald Trump’s executive order.

And while you might be inclined to say “stick to sports” when you read that on a sports website, Trump’s immigration ban could very well impact the sports world, too.

Olympic distance runner Mo Farah is among those in legal limbo after Trump’s executive order. The British Olympian, who currently is training in Ethiopia, according to the Guardian, via the Mirror, lives in Portland, Ore., but his dual British-Somali nationality would appear to bar him from entering the U.S. over the next 90 days.

Farah is one of the most accomplished long-distance runners ever, as he claimed the gold medal in the 10,000m and 5,000m races at both the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

Thumbnail photo via Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports Images

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