The Great Run Company congratulates Sir Mo Farah following the announcement of his knighthood in the New Year honours list.
The 33-year old four-time Olympic champion was bestowed with the honour from Queen Elizabeth II for services to athletics this evening after he successfully defended his 10,000m and 5,000m Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in the summer.
Mo continued his magnificent 2016 by winning the Great North Run half marathon for the third time in a row and will represent Great Britain in the Great Edinburgh International XCountry next Saturday in Holyrood Park to kick start 2017, when he will also defend his World Championship track titles in London.
Great Run Company chairman Brendan Foster said: “We are all absolutely delighted that Mo has been knighted.
“He is Britain’s greatest ever athlete and fully deserves this honour after a glittering career on the track and road.
“We can’t wait to see him in action in Edinburgh next weekend.”
Mo will be competing for the first time as Sir Mo as he battles for the senior men’s title over an 8km course in the free to spectate event.
The Great Edinburgh International XCountry will be televised on BBC One from 13:15 on Saturday 7th January.
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