My biggest idol growing up in the world of running is Sir Mo Farah. The Somalian born British distance runner has excelled in every area the sport has to offer. No matter the distance you can never count out Farah and his athleticism.
Farah's resume is highly impressive. He's without question one of the most successful British athletes to ever compete at the highest level. Farah has won gold medals in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter races twice at the Olympic games. He's even won at the World Champions three times in both distances as well. Not to mention he also was knighted by the Queen of England herself! That's pretty cool.
I admire the work ethic that Farah displays every time he stepped onto a track. For years Farah put his name on the map as the greatest distance runner. Just looking at a typical week in Farah's training regime is insane. He runs about 126-135 miles per week with no days off and runs twice a day. Mind you that Farah is running on average a blazing fast 5:40 minute per mile during his runs. Imagine how strong of a mentality Farah must have to do this week after week?
Out of all my role models in sports, if I had the opportunity to meet one, Farah is at the top of that list. I can't really think of anyone else when it comes to running whom I could gain deeper knowledge. Farah is an amazing athlete and is someone that I could learn a lot from. Farah previously trained with the Nike Oregon Project based in Oregon but now trains for the Mudane team in Ethiopia. Recently he also transitioned to purely focusing on the marathon as the next challenge in his career.
Farah's most recent accomplishment was actually winning the Chicago Marathon in October of 2018. I hope that Farah continues to excel in the sport for as long as possible. He is one of a kind and the world may never be able to witness such a talent like him ever again. Farah's next challenge will be attempting to make the podium in the marathon for the 2020 Olympic Games in Toyko, Japan next year.