A Mobot to re­mem­ber for Farah

Manchester Evening News - - NATIONAL -

KING of the track Sir Mo Farah has re­ceived his knight­hood from the Queen, de­scrib­ing the mo­ment as “in­cred­i­ble” and some­thing he never imag­ined would hap­pen.

The four-time Olympic cham­pion was hon­oured at an in­vesti­ture cer­e­mony at Buck­ing­ham Palace yes­ter­day for his ser­vices to ath­let­ics.

Sir Mo, who called time on his track ca­reer at the end of the sum­mer, will be mov­ing back to London from the United States next year to con­cen­trate on run­ning road marathons.

“Over the years, you dream of be­com­ing some­thing or do­ing some­thing in your ca­reer, to take it to the high­est level and be­come an Olympic cham­pion – that was al­ways the dream,” he said. “Go­ing from be­ing an eight-year-old com­ing from So­ma­lia and not speak­ing a word of English to be recog­nised by your coun­try is in­cred­i­ble.”

At­tend­ing the cer­e­mony with his wife Ta­nia, Sir Mo said: “It is a special oc­ca­sion for my wife, too – she is that per­son who al­ways sup­ports me.”


Four-time Olympic cham­pion Sir Mo Farah with his pre­cious medal

Mo Farah with his wife, Ta­nia

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