After his double gold medal triumph at the 2012 Olympics, Mo Farah won the hearts of the nation and became the poster boy for the London games.
But as he became the first Briton to claim both the 5,000m and 10,000m titles, the father who brought him to the UK and helped to kickstart his career was missing from the roaring crowd at the Olympic Stadium.
In fact, Muktar Farah has not heard from his son in several years, according to the superstar athlete’s brothers Mahad and Ahmed.
Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the brothers – who have a different mother – also told of their sadness at learning of Mo’s 2010 wedding to childhood sweetheart Tania through a newspaper.
And they claim Muktar, 53, was devastated when he was not invited.
Mahad revealed: “That hurt my father the most. He wanted to see his son get married in real life, not in a newspaper.
“He didn’t want to wake up the next morning and find out his son had got married with-out him.
“They used to be best friends. But things have changed since he got famous.”
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