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Posted by: Neil Chippendale
Date/Time: 05/08/12 10:50:00

Running Legend Mo Farah


My name is Mo Farah.


When I arrived in Britain from Somalia at 9 years of age, I had a dream that I would become a famous sports person and a household name. I would travel the world and be a hero in the land of my birth. I wanted to play football for Brentford! However, I had challenges to overcome. Although I spoke no English, and I was small and skinny, they found a place for me. With my blinding pace I was made right back for the Brentford youth team. This was the first step on my way to stardom.


At school my P.E. teacher, Alan Watkinson, told me I was not destined to grace the field at Griffen Park, but to be an athlete. A runner. I laughed. We struck a deal. If I could play football for 30 minutes before every training session then I would train to be a runner.


13 years, 1 European Junior Championship, 1 European Senior Championship and a host of other achievements later, Iíve realised something. I didnít set out to become a runner, but I am a runner. So if you are a rugby player, a couch potato or a want to be Elvis, where you start isnít necessarily where you will finish.


Impossible is Nothing.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Mo Farah and Brentford05/08/12 10:50:00 Neil Chippendale
   Re:Mo Farah and Brentford05/08/12 12:32:00 Keith Iddon
      Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford05/08/12 18:54:00 Susan Kelly
         Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford05/08/12 23:13:00 Neil Chippendale
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford06/08/12 09:45:00 Keith Iddon
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford06/08/12 13:22:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford06/08/12 14:27:00 Keith Iddon
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford06/08/12 16:56:00 Phil Andrews
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford06/08/12 16:57:00 Mick Brent
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford06/08/12 18:08:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:Mo Farah and Brentford07/08/12 21:11:00 Kevin Farnan
      Re:Re:Mo Farah and Brentford07/08/12 22:49:00 Vanessa Smith
   Re:Mo Farah and Brentford10/08/12 12:33:00 Tina Henthorn

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