Mo Farah to launch his autobiography in Canary Wharf

Mo Farah is pictured after winning the men's 3,000 metres during the Birmingham Grand Prix at the Na

Mo Farah is pictured after winning the men's 3,000 metres during the Birmingham Grand Prix at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic champion Mo Farah will be in Canary Wharf on Monday for the launch of his autobiography ‘Twin Ambitions: My Autobiography’.

He will be signing copies of his book at Waterstones in Jubilee Place, from 12.30pm.

The book, which was published on October 10, tells the moving story of Mo Farah - one of the greatest athletes of all time, and one of Britain’s most recognisable and loved figures.

It charts the difficult circumstances he faced growing up and recounts Farah’s struggle to overcome obstacles to realise his dream.

Records have tumbled before him: European track records at 1500m, 5000m indoors, and 10,000m; British track records at 5000m, 3000m indoors and 10k on the road have all fallen to Mohamed ‘Mo’ Farah. But Farah was determined to leave no stone uncovered in his bid for distance-running glory; on ‘Super’ Saturday August 4, 2012, the most electric night in the history of British sport, Mo Farah braved the pain and punishment to seize Britain’s first ever Olympic gold in the 10,000m - and in the process went from being a talented athlete to a national treasure. Seven days later, Mo seized his second gold at the 5000m, to go where no British distance runner has gone before.

Mo Farah was born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1983. As a young child he spent time in Djibouti before moving to England at the age of eight, where he later began training to become a professional athlete. In the words of Dave Moorcroft, he is ‘the greatest male distance runner that Britain has ever seen.’ Farah was appointed CBE in the 2013 Honours List for services to athletics, and has also consecutively won European Athlete of the Year, in 2011 and 2012.

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