Long distance race expert, Sir Mo Farah, will strangely miss the Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) awards on Sunday because he has to take care of his kids.
The 34-year old British athlete is third favourite behind Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton for an award that has so far eluded him.
Farah, who is widely regarded as the most successful British athlete, had previously been critical of the award.
Sir Mo Farah has had a hugely successful career as a British athlete but he has surprisingly not finished higher than third (in 2011) before.
He is adamant that his decision to miss out on the award ceremony is solely based on logistics. In his words, Sir Mo Farah said: “My family and I are in the middle of moving back to the UK right now and I’m looking after all four of the kids this weekend while my wife Tania is back in the US packing up the last of our stuff.
“Our girls have just started their new school in London, so we’re staying close to home to help them all settle into their new life.
“I (and possibly the kids!) will be on a live link-up from London, so we’ll definitely still be a part of the show.” he added.