Twins drove Farah to double gold
Olympic track hero Mo Farah has revealed he was driven to win double gold so his newly-born twins would have one each.
The long distance star won the nation's hearts with his triumphs in the 5,000m and 10,000m finals just days before the girls were born and said they were the spur to his victories.
He tells ITV1 chat show host Jonathan Ross on Saturday night: "I wanted to work so hard for them. To give one a gold medal, the other would have been left out. I was thinking I definitely have to do it for my girls."
The champion runner said he was enjoying being a father, but although he was trying to be hands-on, his wife Tania was having to take care of the tots when they awake in the night.
"It's very exciting. It's all going well. I just can't believe it," he said. "I'm doing my bit, I'm doing what I can but it's not easy. My wife has been doing the night shifts and I've been doing the morning."
Farah said his seven-year-old step-daughter had "given us a good hand".
Just days ago he said he would be having the names of his new-borns engraved on each of the medals, although he is yet to reveal their names.
During his appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, he joked to the show host: "One's Jonathan and one's Ross."
Farah also said he was trying desperately to keep his focus on his athletic goals when it emerged publicly that he had a twin brother during London 2012.
"I'd never said anything about it," he said of his brother, Hassan. "It was a private issue. It just came out before the 5k so I was getting calls and I was thinking 'not now - Olympics'."
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