Somali-British runner Mohamed â€œMoâ€ Farah achieved a historic feat in Moscow last week as he added two world titles to his two Olympic triumphs from last summer. He became just the second man to achieve the â€œdouble doubleâ€, winning the 5000 and 10,000m races at the Olympics and the world championships. Last summer he also took both the 5,000 and 10,000m titles at the 2012 London Olympics.
After his triumph in Russia he told the press: â€œIt was great, it was amazing, I got what I wanted and it wasnâ€™t easy from last year to this year, because I had to work twice as hard.â€ And with that hard work he just may have achieved the title of best British athlete in history. And that has not gone unnoticed by British Prime Minister David Cameron. Cameron said: â€œThe Olympic and world double-double is one of the great sporting achievements. If the honors committee were to recommend Mo for a knighthood, I would warmly welcome it.â€
Speaking after his victory on Friday he said: â€œWhat a year Iâ€™ve had. It has been, you know, hard work but I enjoyed this year. It is great being able to achieve what I have achieved. I canâ€™t quite believe it at all. It is something I never dreamt of. I am honored to be able to achieve what I have.â€
Farah has won several prominent awards for his athletic achievements. He was voted European Athlete of The Year in both 2011 and 2012. Then, most recently, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honors for services to athletics.