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Mo Farah on his Foundation

Somalia born Mo - who grew up in Hounslow - represented Great Britain in the Olympics, winning two gold medals - and is also the 10,000m and 5,000m world and European champion.

Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the line to win the 2 Mile Race during the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham at the weekend Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Mo and his wife Tania set up the Mo Farah Foundation in 2011 which is a charity focussed on health improvement, education and poverty in the horn of Africa and the UK.

He's organising a big charity ball on Thursday night for the Foundation before heading up for the Great North Run.


David Weir goes for one mile world record

London's own wheelchair racing star David Weir will try to break the world record for the fastest mile today - aiming to beat three minutes on the 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister's four minute mile.

David Weir took home four gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympics

He is racing as part of the Bupa Westminster Mile event - a one day festival of mile and track racing in the capital. Sir Roger will be there himself to watch the race and present prizes.

Mo Farah will fire the starting gun at some of this afternoon's races

Mo Farah will fire the starting gun at some of the afternoon's races - before looking to claim another victory of his own in the Bupa London 10,000 race on Sunday morning.

Mo Farah wax figure unveiled at Madame Tassauds

It took 20 people four months to complete the figure which cost around £150,000. Credit: Madame Tussauds

A new wax figure of double Olympic champion Mo Farah has been unveiled at London's Madame Tassauds.

Farah is portrayed in his trademark "Mobot" pose and is wearing a Team GB athletics kit.

“It’s brilliant – it’s weird to see myself like this but they did a great job, they look exactly like me. Even my kids are shocked!” the long distance runner said.

The unveiling comes just two days after Farah finished eighth in his first London Marathon.

Mo Farah to get Tussauds waxwork

Mo Farah poses with Madame Tussauds' waxwork of Usain Bolt. Credit: Madame Tussauds /PA Wire

Double Olympic gold-winning track star Mo Farah is to be turned into a waxwork by Madame Tussauds.

The attraction is preparing a figure of the runner in his "mo-bit" pose, which will be placed alongside other sporting stars such as sprinter Usain Bolt, diver Tom Daley and heptathlete Jessica Ennis.

He said: "I saw Usain Bolt's wax figure at the Anniversary Games last year and couldn't believe how brilliant it was. I said then that I'd love one of my own and I'm so excited that it's now really happening."


Mo Farah 'in punch-up when man refused to move'

Olympic champion Mo Farah has revealed how he got into a "fist fight" with a man who kept blocking his path during a Christmas Day training session in 2009, according to the Evening Standard.

Great Britain's Mo Farah Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA

Revealing the incident in his autobiography, which was published yesterday, Farah said: "I was running up and down repeatedly on this one hill when I noticed a couple with a baby in a pushchair walking up the same hill.

"They were taking up nearly the entire path. After three or four attempts to run around the couple I got a bit fed up.

The man reportedly refused to move, and Farah added: "Things quickly escalated into a heated argument...Then it all kicked off. Before I knew it, we were having a full-blown fight, rolling around on the ground, trading blows."

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