These Dubai Runners Weren’t Expecting A Gold-Medal-Winning Olympian To Join Them

These Dubai Runners Weren’t Expecting A Gold-Medal-Winning Olympian To Join Them

Now that the weather’s getting a little bit cooler, Dubai’s jogging crowds are hitting the streets again.

However this week, thy found one of the world’s most famous runners pounding the pavement alongside them.

Mo Farah, who is both the 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medallist in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres, paid a surprise visit to the Nike Running Club in Zabeel Park during his trip to the emirate.

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According to NRC coach Tom, who shared a picture of Farah and his wife on Instagram, the sports star joined the event of his own volition rather than through a marketing obligation.

“Never before have two incredible individuals embodied and lived the virtues of strength, courage and graft to succeed,” Tom wrote.

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“Tonight on your vacation in Dubai, you took the time to come and run with #NRCDubai. Not for photo shoots, sponsors or publicity but for the love of your sport and the running community. You will have transformed lives tonight, and for that I thank and salute you. Your legacy in Dubai will live long after you leave.”

Naturally, having an Olympian pop by your running club caused quite a commotion…

The 33-year-old Mo Farah and his wife Tania are on holiday in Dubai, but for an Olympian, there are no excuses when it comes to skipping workouts.

Mo will be next be competing in the 2017 World Championships in Athletics in London.

Here’s a very British trailer for the event:


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   November 23, 2016