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Olympic hero Mo Farah 'feels great' after birth of twin girls

Mo Farah speaking in Birmingham today ahead of the Birmingham Grand Prix tomorrow. Photo: ITN

The double Olympic champion Mo Farah has become a father after the birth of healthy twin girls.

The Team GB runner announced today that his wife Tania, who was seen cheering him on while heavily pregnant, has given birth.

Farah, who is in Birmingham for the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix tomorrow, told ITV News that he "feels great".

He also joked about the timing of the birth, coming just weeks after his double gold victory in the Olympic Games.

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Farah, who is already stepfather to Rihanna, dedicated his 5,000m and 10,000m gold medals to the unborn pair after he topped the podium in London.

A very excited Farah, who is in Birmingham for the Aviva Birmingham Grand Prix tomorrow, told ITV News it has been "exciting and unbelievable" since winning his two Olympic golds adding that it "feels great" to be a new father.

Farah runs tomorrow over two miles at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham, where he could threaten Steve Ovett's 34-year-old British outdoor record of 8:13.51.

Farah's agents Pace Sports Management said that Mrs Farah gave birth last night.

Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrating winning the Men's 10,000m final with his wife Tania. Credit: Press Association

Mrs Farah, who was pictured heavily pregnant in the stadium cheering her husband on alongside Rhianna, before rushing onto the track to embrace him, gave birth just under two weeks after her husband's second triumph when he won the 5,000m title in a memorable final in Stratford.

Mr Farah said that his wife gave birth in London yesterday and that he had been present.

"My wife has been holding on so long and it's great that she held on this long and didn't give birth on the track (at the Olympics)," he said at a press conference this morning.

He added that his step-daughter Rihanna was "very excited" by the new arrivals.

Mo said he and his wife have yet to decide on names but he planned to get their names inscribed onto his Olympic gold medals once they have.

Asked whether he had shown the newborns his medals, he said: "No I didn't, but they are waiting.

"I am actually going to get their names on it, once we've figured out something with the medals - one on each. And then whatever one was born first gets the 10,000m and the other gets the 5,000m one."

Fellow athletes took to Twitter to send Mo their congratulations: