Farah Taking Part In Superstar Television Special

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Nov. 20, 2012
  • Updated Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:51 AM UTC

He will be competing against other British athletes for fun.

Double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah will be doing more than running on television. The Somali-born British distance runner is scheduled to appear on “Superstars”, a 90-minute show that pits athletes from various sports against each other in events such as the 100m, 800m, javelin, archery, kayaking, cycling, and a 50m swim.

“Superstars is going to be a lot of fun. I’m really looking forward to it,” Farah said. “After a hard season, it will be nice to compete in a different environment. Some of the events are quite new to me, which will make it all the more interesting.”

The original series, broadcast on the British BBC1 channel, began in 1973.

This year’s edition will be filmed in the city of Bath.

Mo Farah is ending the most successful year of his career. After his double-Olympic gold medal, the 29-year-old won a Diamond League 2-mile race held in Birmingham , England.

Farah is coached by former New York City and Boston Marathon, Alberto Salazar.

For More: The Guardian


Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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