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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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