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Mo Farah: London Olympic triumphs and becoming a dad again makes 2012 a perfect year

15:28 01 November 2012

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Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates winning the Men's 10,000m final at the Olympic Stadium, London, on the eighth day of the London 2012 Olympics. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah believes he has had the perfect year after his success at London 2012.

Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 5000m Final during Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympics at the Olympic Stadium, London. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA WireGreat Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 5000m Final during Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympics at the Olympic Stadium, London. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Farah ran his way into the record books by claiming gold in the 5,000m and 10,000m to help Team GB to their most successful Olympics since 1908.

The Somali-born athlete has also recently become a father to twins Aisha and Amani and remarked: “What a year I’ve had - it’s never going to be the same again.

Long distance runner Mo Farah makes his trademark "Mobot" gesture as he takes part in a parade through London, celebrating Britain's Olympic and Paralympic sporting heroes. Picture: Stefan Wermuth/PA WireLong distance runner Mo Farah makes his trademark "Mobot" gesture as he takes part in a parade through London, celebrating Britain's Olympic and Paralympic sporting heroes. Picture: Stefan Wermuth/PA Wire

“The Olympics has been brilliant. It couldn’t have gone any better than becoming double Olympic champion in front of your home crowd.

“I wish the Olympics could come around every year.”

Farah is now set on getting back into training at his base in America in preparation for the 2013 World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

The Great Britain team will be lead by a new head coach in Peter Eriksson, with the Swede replacing Charles van Commenee in the hot seat.

But the change at the top should have little effect on Farah, who sticks very close to his personal team.

“Charles has been a great guy. When you’re athletes at my level it’s completely different, you can only do so much,” he said.

“I used to have a chat to him now and then, but I’ve got my whole team around me in the US - that’s my team out there.”

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