Video: Sir Mo Farah says he’ll keep smiling in spite of injuries

Pace setter Great Britain’s Mo Farah in action during the Men’s Elite Race during the Virgin Money London Marathon around St James’ Park
Pace setter Great Britain’s Mo Farah in action during the Men’s Elite Race during the Virgin Money London Marathon around St James’ Park (PA Archive)
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With just a few weeks to go before the start of the Tokyo Olympics, the race is on for Sir Mo Farah The track star suffered a setback when he failed to qualify for the 10,000m due to an ankle injury, but he’s still got until June 27 to make the cut.

The 38-year-old, who has teamed up with Oral B for the Brush Like a Pro, Prep Like Mo campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health, hopes he’ll overcome the injury and be able to defend his 10,000m and 5,000m titles in Japan come July.

We caught up with Farah to find out how he’s feeling in the run up to the Games, how he deals with the pressure of being in the public eye and the advice he has for young athletes…

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