London 2012 Olympic countdown: Mo Farah

By Tom Fordyce, BBC Sports
Originally Published: Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sometimes the life of an Olympic athlete might seem an easy one: Lottery funded, big-name endorsements, masseurs on call, nothing much to do all day but indulge your singular sporting talents.

Sometimes it seems a whole lot harder. How did Mo Farah tell his six-year-old daughter Rihanna he would be leaving the family home before Christmas for a training camp thousands of miles away, and would not be back for five weeks?… Click here to read on


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