Mo Farah

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Jane Deith profiles Mo Farah.

This week he became the first British man - and only second man ever - to hold the Olympic and World 10,000m and 5,000m titles.

He was born in Somalia and moved to Britain as a young boy, where his athletic journey began. But it was an unusual one for such a successful athlete - he needed cajoling, ran the wrong way in cross-country races and enjoyed playing to the crowd.

Mo Farah was born to run. But he wasn't destined to win.

Producer: Helena Merriman.

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Sun 18 Aug 2013 17:40

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