I could sit at home, watch TV, and go for the odd run. But to be the best, you have to make this sacrifice, keep going away and doing blocks of training in the mountains.

Mo Farah

Mo Farah

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: British

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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.

Obviously, I believe in clean sport and want to do all that I can, but at the same time, you can only control yourself.

I'd heard a lot about Dubai before I first visited and couldn't wait to go.

This is where I started life. This is where I went to uni. This is where the people I know are. This is my country, and when I put on my Great Britain vest, I'm proud, very proud, that it's my country.

As an athlete, you can train for so many years to be a 5K/10K runner. That's who you are, and it's hard to change that. Not using that technique - almost like a sprint - that's when you have to loosen up and just save as much energy as you can.

I've got such a sweet tooth. I do miss the U.K. where you get sticky toffee pudding or custard, all that.

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.

My first Olympics memory was watching Haile Gebrselassie in Sydney 2000. His sprint finish to defend his title really moved me.

You've got to believe in God.

I grew up with a lot of friends who are white, black, Muslim, non-Muslim. I like people a lot.

I enjoy my athletics, and I want to take it as far as I can.

In America... it's not divided, but with Trump now, it's like you are asking for trouble. We wouldn't dare to say any of the things he is saying in our country and get away with it. It's just... blasphemy.

The only medication that I am on, I am on asthma, and I have had that since I was a child. That's just a normal use.

I'd promised my older daughter Rhianna I was going to get a medal for her, and in my mind I was thinking, 'I can't let her down.'