What does it take to be a world class athlete? What does it take to be the gold medalist at the 5,000 meters and silver medalist at 10,000 meters? Here is a video on Mo Farah, where one can begin to appreciate the attention to the details that Farah, his coach Alberto Salazar, and UK Endurance mentor Ian Stewart, insure Mo Farah is ready on race day….
Watch the video. Here is what I would add: One of the best things that Mo Farah
has going is his attitude. His ability to shrug off the detritus and grind of everyday
training, of having a bad race, and of dealing with a 24 hour global media
should not be underrated. Mo Farah is a talented runner, yes, and his coaching and
development are superb, but his family and friends also allow him to draw a strength
that others can not.
Being the best distance runner in UK history, and perhaps the best man at 5,000m and
10,000m combined has lots of requirements. Mo Farah trains hard, races hard and lives
his life too. Nicely done video by Channel 4.
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