Mo shows off newborn twins

Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men's 5,000m Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Olympic hero Mo Farah has shown off the newborn twins who inspired him to double gold-winning victory - and finally revealed their names.

The long distance star - who brought joy to the nation with his triumphs in the 5,000m and 10,000m finals - has called the pair Aisha and Amani.

Speaking on ITV's This Morning, he said it was "amazing" to be able to relax and enjoy time with the newborn twins following his gruelling pre-Olympic training regime, which saw him running an average of 17 miles each day.

The Olympic hero said: "It's amazing. As a parent, when you have kids born, it's the happiest time of your life."

He added that after a regime that required him to run around 12 miles in the morning followed by a further five in the afternoon, he was enjoying his rest.

"When you have time off, you can kind of relax," he said.

"You want to catch up on what you miss.

"I love spending time with my family, having a laugh, going to the park, and just doing what normal families do."

But Farah revealed that while he enjoys his time off, the lack of exercise makes him "hyper," adding: "I'm like a little kid."

The runner confirmed he plans to compete in Rio in 2016, but he may not appear on the track.

He said: "At this point I'm not really thinking too much about Rio, I'm just thinking about spending time with my family.

"I'm definitely going to compete in the Rio Olympics but I don't know what event I'll compete in.

"As you get older, you want to step up to longer distances.

"For me, that may be moving to the marathon."