The British long distance runner Mo Farah may have officially “Sir”. The four-time olympic champion in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, won at the Games of London in 2012 and Rio in 2016, was Tuesday at Buckingham Palace, knighted by Queen Elisabeth II.
The 34-year-old Farah was awarded for his achievements in athletics. Between 2012 and 2016, lost the “Mo” in the big tournaments any time on the 5,000 and 10,000. The Somalia-born Brit took last summer after the world cup in London farewell of the track and will now concentrate on the marathon.
“Who would have thought that I had such a wonderful career could develop by walking. What a honor to be knighted by her majesty”, replied Farah via his Instagramaccount. Also his wife Tania Nell, attended the ceremony.