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Mo Farah questioned on suspicion of being a terrorist

Mohamed Farah wins 5,000m at IAAF World Championships, 2011. Credit: REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah says he has been stopped by US customs officials under suspicion of being a terrorist.

The Somali born runner was originally based in London but moved to America last year to further his training.

He says despite his sporting success he always gets quizzed by US border officials when flying because of his background.

He told The Sun:

"I couldn't believe it. Because of my Somali origin I get detained every time I come through US customs. This time I even got my medals out to show who I am, but they wouldn't have it."

The long-distance runner also said he was "blown away" at being made a CBE in the New Year Honours list.

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