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Mo Farah cheered on by his proud wife Tania and daughter Rhianna as he makes Olympic history

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Mo Farah made history on day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympics when he won gold in the 10,000m and became the first British athlete to win three gold medals on the track.

The father-of-four had tripped and taken a tumble earlier in the race, but that didn't stop him from crossing the finishing line in first place, whilst cheered on by his proud wife Tania and daughter Rhianna.

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Mo Farah's wife Tania and daughter Rhianna cheered him on as he made history

Mo's wife and eldest daughter had travelled from Portland, Oregon, to support the athlete. The family relocated to America in 2011 so the 33-year-old could work with new coach Alberto Salazarare.

After his historic win, Mo celebrated by running to the stands to kiss his proud wife, who had been recording the moment on camera and cheering him on with other close family friends.

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The athlete ran to the stands to give his wife a kiss

The Olympic winner couldn't hide his emotions and broke down in tears as he described how he spends many months away from his family because of his training.

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"I work hard and I spend a lot of time away from my family and everything," he sobbed. "In that one moment it could be gone and it's not in your control. I just had to believe in myself and get through it. And I wanted to do it for my kids."

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The 33-year-old still has one more race on Wednesday

Mo still has the 5,000m to look forward to on Wednesday. "I've won an Olympic gold for three of my children," he said. "Now I'd like to win the 5,000m gold for my little boy." 

The athlete also said that he is very much looking forward to 'some time with family' over the next few days.