The ‘real’ Mo Farah’s dad was left crying when wrong child showed up at Heathrow

The father of the 'real' Mo Farah was left in tears at Heathrow after realising that his son's identity had been taken.

Sir Mo emotionally revealed this month that he was born Hussein Abdi Kahin and assumed the name of local boy Mo Farah, the son of Mukhtar Farah, as organised by Mukhtar's then wife Nimco Farah.

Mukhtar believed that his child Mo, whom he shared with ex-wife Berbera, was on his way to the UK in 1993 but was met by a boy whom he had never seen before. Sir Mo's photo was stuck on top of his son's legitimate visa.

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As reported by the Daily Mail, Berbera blocked Nimco from bringing the real Mo to England, after which Nimco decided to offer passage to one of the two boys of similar ages who lived nearby.

Nimco had not spoken directly to Mukhtar regarding the new plan because she did not have a mobile phone, with the new Mo alleging he was then made to care for her younger sons.

Mukhtar is said to have almost fainted at the time, saying according to a family source: "Who is this child? Where is my child?"

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In the documentary, Sir Mo says: "When the man [Mukhtar] was around, I was treated very differently. But he was never there, or working or something, and often we wouldn't see him for weeks."

As part of the emotional BBC documentary, Sir Mo reunited with mother Aisha who admitted that she never expected to see him again in person.

Following that release, the Metropolitan Police have started an investigation into Farah's revelations with the Home Office saying that "no action whatsoever" will be taken against him.

The long-distance runner gained a British citizenship with the help of PE teacher Alan Watkinson back in 2000 and would be propelled into global stardom in 2012.

Farah won gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the 2012 Olympics in London and was knighted for his services to athletics five years later at Buckingham Palace.

The 39-year-old now has three children with wife Tania in Rhianna and twins Aisha and Amani.


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