Shocking revelation! Mo Farah revealed the identity

The British long-distance runner said a woman he had never met took him to Britain and forced him to do household chores and take care of the children of another family in exchange for food.

“The truth is, I’m not what you think,” Farah told the BBC in a documentary called “The Real Mo Farah.”

“The truth is that I was born in northern Somaliland as Hussein Abdi Kahin,” he told British broadcasters.

Farah, the first British track and field athlete to win four Olympic golds, said in the past that she came to Britain with her parents as a refugee from Somalia.

However, the 39-year-old athlete now says his parents never lived in the UK.

“When I was 4 years old, my father was killed in the civil war. You know, we were separated as a family. I was separated from my mother and was brought to the UK illegally in the name of my second child, Mohammed Farah, ”he said.

Forced to work as a child servant

Farah told the BBC she thought she was going to Europe with relatives.

When he was 9 years old, he remembered checking a British passport with an unknown woman named Mohammed.

Once he arrived in the UK, the woman took him to her home in Hounslow borough in west London and tore up a paper with contact details of his relatives.

The woman’s family did not allow her to go to school until she was 12 years old.

“I’ve been stopping it for years, but you can only hold it for so many days,” he said. “I often locked myself in the bathroom and cried. The only thing I can do to get out of this (living condition) is to get out and run. “

Farah finally told her physical education teacher Alan Watkinson what was going on.

Watkinson then contacted social services and helped them find a parent family in the Somali community.

Farah was granted British citizenship in 2000.

‘I want to feel normal’

In the documentary, Farah said that it was her children who inspired her to tell the truth about her past.

“I’ve been having it for days, it’s hard because you don’t want to face it and often my kids ask the question, ‘Dad, how did this happen?’ And you always have the answer to everything, but you don’t have the answer. “

“That’s the main reason I tell my story, because I want to feel normal and not feel like you’re holding on to something,” he said.

In May, Farah said her elite track career could come to an end when she completed 10,000 meters in London and refused to take part in this month’s World Championships.

However, he will run the marathon for the first time since 2019, when he will run the London Marathon this October.

Source: DW

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