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Mohamed “Mo” Farah Inspired By Jessica Ennis’ Win

7 August 2012 General 14 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
Mohamed "Mo" Farah prostrating after winning the gold medal.

Mohamed “Mo” Farah prostrating after winning the gold medal.

Mohamed “Mo” Farah, a British Somali international track and field athlete, won the Olympic 10,000m gold. This was Great Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m.

Mo Farah Inspired By Jessica Ennis’ Win

Mo Farah revealed that he was inspired to gold on Saturday night after seeing Jessica Ennis win gold.

It was a golden night in the Olympic stadium as both Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford picked up gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump before Mo Farah took to the track.

And Farah admits that he had seen Jess with the Union Flag and that inspired him ahead of his 10,000m final.

Speaking to BBC Sport Farah said: “I saw Jess with a flag and knew she must have won gold and I just felt I had to win.”

“As I came through the tunnel, people were just shouting ‘Go Mo!’ and the atmosphere was something else.

“I was really buzzing, it was like someone had just given me 10 cups of coffee, I was just pumped up so much.”

Four years ago it was disappointment in Beijing as the dominance of the African runners continued – but in London he was the dominant force.

It was a slow run race with many of the major medal contenders still in contention with just a lap to go.

But Farah surged ahead at the bell and the rest of the field were unable to catch his as he crossed the line in a time of 27 minutes 30.42 seconds.

Farah’s training partner Galen Rupp took the silver while Tariku Bekele won the bronze.

And he could add to that medal tally as he is set to run in the 5,000m later this week.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

 

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14 Comments »

  1. Islamophobia?

  2. Jane,

    Why are you always busy trying to find fault with Muslims? If you want to find fault with, you can find it with God even, Muslims are merely humans.

    For your kind information, I find my inspiration from King William the Conqueror who prior to becoming known as the Conqueror, known as William the Bastard. His earlier name is an inspiration for me. Because, my father always used to call me a bastard whenever he would be quarreling with my mom.

  3. “Why are you always busy trying to find fault with Muslims?”

    ?

  4. Jane,

    !

  5. How is Mo Farah winning the 10,000m a sign of islamophobia?

  6. What is your point, Jane? It is only an inspirational news piece, but you have make a sarcastic remark. You are a real tool! Take your hate somewhere else!

  7. Raidah, this site is about islamophobia isn’t it? How is Mo Farah winning an olympic gold medal islamophobic?

  8. Jane, this site is about battling Islamophobia. People with Islamophobia blame Muslims for being evil terrorists. This article shows that Mo Farah, a Muslim, is just a human athlete just like other athletes. That he is not a terrorist who oppresses or supports oppression!

  9. We don’t know anything about this person. he ran well. Maybe in his spare time he wants to kill Jews.

    It is true most muslims are not terrorists. It’s just that Islam is a hate factory. At least at present.

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  11. “It was a golden night in the Olympic stadium as both Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford picked up gold medals in the heptathlon and long jump before Mo Farah took to the track.” i really am starting to think these “americans against islamophobia” are really brits. given the time stamp and the “sacked” and “row” constantly being used in admin stories.

    jane, “How is Mo Farah winning the 10,000m a sign of islamophobia?” come on jane. clearly the point is to show muslims as everyday brits. or even olympic champions. if anything the article shows a lack of islamophobia, seems how people where cheering him on. shit the sikh shotting articles don’t show islamophobia in any way either.

  12. Mo Farah added the 5000m gold tonight. A brilliant run by a thoroughly likeable chap

  13. […] Mohamed “Mo” Farah Inspired By Jessica Ennis’ Win Mohamed “Mo” Farah, a British Somali international track and field athlete, won the Olympic 10,000m gold. This was Great Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m. […]

  14. […] Mohamed “Mo” Farah Inspired By Jessica Ennis’ Win Mohamed “Mo” Farah, a British Somali international track and field athlete, won the Olympic 10,000m gold. This was Great Britain’s first Olympic gold medal in the 10,000m. […]

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