I wasn't a fighting kid or a causing-trouble kid. I was just one of those cheeky, crazy kids running around.

Mo Farah

Mo Farah

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: British

Some suggestions for you :

You imagine running 120 miles a week, week in, week out, for the past four or five years. It takes a little bit out of you.

You've got to believe in God.

It's great to be British, really. If anything happens, I'm back to my country. At least I have a country.

I don't know much about politics, but you have to look at it with the bigger picture and think what's best for us now, what's best for us in 10 years' time, what's best for our kids' kids' future - and I don't know.

To be knighted, that would be amazing. I remember Alex Ferguson from Man Utd got it and Steve Redgrave - to be in the same category as them is amazing.

I work every day, and every year I spend seven months away from my family. I miss my kids' birthdays, and those are times I will never be able to go back on and share with them. That kills me.

President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.

I'm away about six months of the year, competing here in the U.K. or in training camps in Arizona, Ethiopia, the Pyrenees.

Even though running is work for me, I always miss it if I take a break. A lot of people find running relaxing, but I can never switch off from timing and competing against myself.

I don't want to talk politics, but what I do say is I believe in rules and laws, and if you come to this country, you've got to abide by the rules here.

I used to get called 'Ferrari' when I was a kid because I was always running everywhere.

I've shown that if you dream and are willing to work hard, you can achieve your dreams.

I think the way I am, the way I'm chilled out, has a lot to do with being Muslim and having faith.

Dubai is a safe place, and I never came across anything to worry about.