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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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