Saturday, 25 August 2012

Olympic hero Farah becomes father to twin girls

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah is the father of twin girls, he has announced.
Farah, who won the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m amid joyous scenes at the Olympic Stadium, said it was “great news”.

His wife Tania was heavily pregnant when she joined him on the track after his first triumph three weeks ago.
The Team GB runner had dedicated his medals to his unborn daughters after achieving the rare double and sealing his status as a star of the Games.

Speaking at a press conference in Birmingham on Saturday, Farah said: “My wife has been holding on so long and it’s great that she held on this long and didn’t give birth on the track (at the Olympics).”
He said he had been present when his wife gave birth in London on Friday.

Farah, 29, broke the British indoor record for two miles this year and will try to break Steve Ovett’s 1978 outdoor mark of eight minutes, 13.51 seconds in Birmingham.

Born in Somalia, Farah spent most of his early life in Djibouti and arrived in London when he was eight.

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