Sir Mo Farah will be running his last ever race as a professional athlete in Sunday’s AJ Bell Great North Run, bringing a long-storied career to an end.
The 40-year-old has won the event on six occasions and will hope to replicate that on Sunday’s event despite a lot of fierce competition from the likes of Geoffrey Kamworor and Muktar Edis – but regardless of where he places, Farah will be in the spotlight.
Finishing fourth in The Big Half in London last weekend, despite struggling with a slight cold, the experienced athlete proved that there is still life in his legs, saying: “I hope I’ll be better for the Great North Run. I’ll go out there and give it my all.”
To honour the Olympic-winning runner, Tyne and Wear Metro’s Heworth Interchange has seen a redesign to overhaul their Metro cube to showcase a silhouette of Farah’s famous ‘Mobot’ celebration.
The design flaunts its traditional black and yellow colours, incorporating a motif of Farah’s iconic pose which will be seen by thousands of spectators and runners participating in this Sunday’s run. This will be the first time ‘Nexus’ Has redesigned one of their cubes to celebrate an individual’s achievements.
There will be a chance for those unable to attend on Sunday to recollect on the sporting great’s achievements on Saturday at 12:30 pm, when BBC One will air a 30-minute documentary titled “Mo Farah’s Last Mile”.
For those wishing to watch Mo and Co. run on Sunday, BBC One’s coverage of the event will begin at 10 am on Sunday, culminating at 2 pm – there will be a highlights package to enjoy on BBC Two which is set to air at 2 pm, and will likely heavily feature the iconic runner’s final steps.