Olympic athlete Mo Farah will receive his CBE for services to athletics today. The double gold medallist, who grew up in west London, triumphed in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at last year's London Games.
With his trademark 'Mobot' celebration, the 30-year-old will pick his award up from Buckingham Palace after becoming one of the faces of Britain's golden summer of sport.
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