OLYMPICS hero Sir Mo Farah has revealed he came second in a school dads’ running race — to a man wearing jeans.
The four-time gold medal winner was beaten by a fellow parent in a 100 metres sprint.
Mo, 39, lost out even though he was wearing his trusty spiked running shoes.
Team GB’s greatest ever long-distance athlete has admitted he “can’t sprint”.
Sir Mo has four childen with wife Tania and a home in South West London.
Tania told the Performance People podcast: “Mo took part in the parents’ race at sports day and came second, and the guy that won it was wearing jeans.
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“The dad that won dined out on it for an entire school year.
“Mo’s not a sprinter, that’s what it is, the parents’ race is always 100 metres.
“People just assume Mo can run fast, but his running fast is sustained running over many laps.”
He added: “I was like ‘oh no,’ and I had my spikes on, I thought ‘I’m ready for this.’
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“He was tagging me as well saying ‘have some of that.’ I can’t sprint.”
Sir Mo won gold in both the 5,000 and 10,000 metres at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Games.
Source: Athletics - thesun.co.uk