A Mobot to remember for Farah
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