Mo Farah reveals 'disappointment' over London Marathon

Mo Farah
Olympic champion has vowed to return to compete in the London marathon. Photo: Daybreak/ITV

Mo Farah and his wife have spoken of the shock and confusion they felt when he collapsed at the end of the New York marathon.

Farah's wife Tania said she was "initially scared" as she had never seen her husband collapse before, and admitted "for a moment I was fearing the worst".

I had never seen him collapse before. I didn't know what to expect, why he had collapsed and if he would recover.

– Tania Farah

The double Olympic gold medallist also told Daybreak's John Stapleton he was "disappointed" with his performance at this year's London marathon, where he came in 8th, completing the 26 mile track in just over two hours.

Farah, who is one of only five Olympic athletes to win the 5k/10k double and the only runner to do it on home soil, moved to Hounslow from war torn Somalia when he was eight-years-old.

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His sporting talent was spotted by a PE teacher and Mo went on to have a very successful career as a junior athlete winning the European Junior 5000m title in 2001.

The father-of-two was speaking as part of Weetabix's Ultimate Sports Day campaign, which offers youngsters the chance to create and take part in their dream school sports day.

When I was in Kenya there are so many little kids just running around in the street and that's why they have so many guys...winning.

If we can get more kids active and get them off playing games and stuff, then we can do it.

– Mo Farah