Sir Mo Farah! Athletics Legend Officially Knighted

Athletics legend Mo Farah has officially received his knighthood at an investiture ceremony which took place at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.

The four-time Olympic champion got a well deserved reward for his contributions to Athletics.

Speaking afterwards, the long distance runner, who moved from Somalia to the United Kingdom (UK) at the age of 8, was so happy to be honoured by the country. In his words, Farah said: “I’m so happy to be awarded this incredible honour from the country”

“Over the years you dream of becoming something or doing something in your career, to take it to the highest level and become an Olympic champion – that was always the dream.

“As an eight-year-old coming from Somalia and not speaking a word of English, to be recognised by your country, it is incredible.” he added.

Mo Farah sealed his status as a long distance specialist after he won gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m races at both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.