Mo Farah: London Olympic triumphs and becoming a dad again makes 2012 a perfect year
PUBLISHED: 15:28 01 November 2012
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Double Olympic champion Mo Farah believes he has had the perfect year after his success at London 2012.
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.
“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.”