Being a double gold mentalist in the 2012 London Olympics in the 5,000-m and 10,000-m races, the seventh man in Olympic history to win two of the longest track races, and the first person to do so in front of a home crowd would be enough, but Mohamed (Mo) Farah, 30 years old, is a proud father of beautiful twin girls and a twin himself.
Mo Farah and his twin brother Hassan are two of six children who because of violent conflict in Somalia traveled away from their home in Mogadishu in 1990.
Surprisingly, when Farah and Hassan were eight years old they were separated. Farah was sent to his father in London. Farah could not speak English, but had a passion for football (soccer). Farah always assumed he would become a soccer player, but instead he was coached by his athletics teacher in running (good call coach.)
Mo Farah Olympic win (2012). (Photo credit: Flikr:Tab59)
Then in September 2012 Farah and his wife Tania welcomed into their life two beautiful twin girls named Aisha and Amani . In an exclusive interview with Hello! Magazine, Farah shows off his twin girls and reveals their names.
Recently, Farah ran half of the 2013 London Marathon in preparation to compete in the full distance in 2014 and appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Farah continues to be a double Olympic champion and is regarded as a “hero of the Games”, but these accomplishments, in Farah’s eyes, come second to being a good husband, a good father, and a good brother to his twin.
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