Mo Farah – A Running Legend in Moscow
The IAAF World Championships in Moscow are not only the platform for great performances, but also a spectacular opportunity to become an athletic legend for some participants. Britain’s long-distance runner Mo Farah is one of them. And he came a long way: Born in Somalia, he moved with his father to Great Britain when he was eight years old. As a child, Mo’s passion was playing football; however, his sports teacher Alan Watkinson discovered that Mo possessed another great talent: long-distance running.
After his impressive success at last year’s Olympics, with two gold medals, fans and experts have had high expectations for the competitions in Moscow. Last Saturday, on the opening day of the World Championships, Mo again proved to be one of the best long-distance runners of the world: He won the 10,000m-race with a time of 27:21.71 minutes. The 30-year-old now owns the Olympic and world 10,000m-titles. In his long, successful career, he has gone on to become Britain’s greatest long-distance runner and the best in the world right now. By the end of these championships, he might have managed to win double gold in the men’s distance events at both the Olympics and World Championships. After reaching the final in the heats today (Tuesday), Farah will start the defence of his 5,000m title on Friday’s final – one step closer to become a true athletic legend.