'Super Saturday' – the evening of gold-drenched British athletics at the 2012 London Olympics – was rounded off in imperious fashion by distance runner Mo Farah.
Farah was Somali-born and initially lived In Djibouti. But he had an English father who moved his son to Hounslow, aged 8. The boy had ambitions – to be a car mechanic or a winger for Arsenal - but a sharp-eyed PE teacher saw where his true talent lay.
That athletics talent blossomed during his teenage years and the medals started to come, first at cross country and then on the track.
By the time of London 2012, Farah was world champion at both 5 and 10K. But could he replicate that success at his home Olympics under the most enormous weight of expectation?
His 'Super Saturday' 10,000m victory was a masterclass in controlling a race before bursting clear to win over the final lap. His double gold win, at 5,000m a week later, was similarly dominant.
A move up to the marathon was the next logical step. Titles at that most gruelling of distances would cap a glittering career and cement his place among the all-time great distance runners.
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