OLYMPICS LONDON 2012: Emotional Farah hails the greatest moment of his life
MO FARAH was back to business at the Olympic Stadium just an hour after winning his 10,000m title.
DADDY'S GIRL: Mo Farah hugs daughter Rihanna after winning the Olympic 10,000m title at London 2012
As 80,000 disbelieving fans made their way home, he was back out on the track warming down and getting for a famous assault on a long distance double next week.
Farah jogged around the infield for 30 minutes, his focus already on the next challenge as he looks to follow Kenenisa Bekele and win both the 10,000m and 5,000m Olympic titles, the latter of which he is already world champion.
“It is the best moment of my life – it cannot get any better than this,” said Farah, whose step daughter Rihanna rushed onto the track to be first to great her Dad.
“I just can’t believe it, I am Olympic champion and London is right on my doorstep. It is something I have been working so hard for and putting a lot of hours in for.
“It’s been years and years of hard work and when I crossed the line I just realised how much had gone into it and there was all that emotion.
“I have been away from my wife and Rihanna for five and six weeks at a time and not knowing about anything they've been going through.
“I can’t think about think about that, I have to just think about my training.”
Farah also played tribute to the crowd, his coach Alberto Salazar and his best friend and training partner Galen Rupp, who chased him home with a silver.
“If it wasn’t for the crowd I don’t think that would have happened. It was just incredible they gave me that lift and that boost,” he said.
“A lot of people thought that having an Olympics in London adds a lot of pressure, obviously there is pressure but sometimes you have got to use the crowd and that made a difference for sure.
“They made me work hard for it, there were a lot of surges and they were trying to take the kick out of me.
“But me and Galen just stayed patient. Alberto always says just make sure you are there and then come home strong and that is what we did.”
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