Mo Farah on his Foundation

Somalia born Mo - who grew up in Hounslow - represented Great Britain in the Olympics, winning two gold medals - and is also the 10,000m and 5,000m world and European champion.

Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the line to win the 2 Mile Race during the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Birmingham at the weekend Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Mo and his wife Tania set up the Mo Farah Foundation in 2011 which is a charity focussed on health improvement, education and poverty in the horn of Africa and the UK.

He's organising a big charity ball on Thursday night for the Foundation before heading up for the Great North Run.