Mo Farah introduces his son to HELLO!

London 2012 star Mo Farah made history this summer by becoming the first man to win the "triple double" – medals in the 5,000 and 10,000 track running events at an Olympics and two world championships – but now he has another special reason to celebrate.

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The athlete has proudly introduced the son he "always wanted" in HELLO! magazine, exclusively revealing that his baby's name is Hussein Mo Farah.

"I wanted Arsenal to be Hussein's middle name, but Tania wasn't having it," joked the diehard football fan.

Hussein joins big sisters Rhianna, ten, and sisters Aisha and Amani, who were born shortly after his double gold win at London 2012.

"Growing up I would never have thought that I'd be a double Olympic champion, with a lovely home and beautiful kids," says Mo, 32, who was born in Somalia and went on to become the most successful athlete in British athletics history.


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Mo and Tania were speaking to HELLO! from their home in Portland, Oregon, where they moved in 2011 so that Mo could train with the prestigious Nike Oregon Project.

His Portland-born son could be entitled to compete for the USA one day. "I don't think that will happen," said Mo. "I want him to know his roots."

He admits that his career has meant sacrificing family time and missing birthdays – he is away for a total of seven months each year. "Amani said to me, 'Daddy, I want to come to your home,' because she thought I had a house somewhere else," he told HELLO!. "I said, 'This is my home.'"

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He realises that his athletics career won't last forever. "This opportunity [competing] is something that I have to make the most of – I have trained so much of my life for it and the chance won't come back again," he said.


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